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VIDEO: How to Paint Flowers with Watercolors (Wet-into-wet Technique)

In today’s video, watercolor painter Barbara Nechis demonstrates how to paint flowers using a wet-into-wet method.

As you’ll see in the clip below, she starts by thoroughly (yet carefully) re-wetting her paper, to ensure that an even amount of water is spread over the entire painting. Some of the paint that she put down earlier spreads slightly, but since that’s the style, it only adds to the painting.

Barbara then creates simple floral shapes by dropping in lots of pigment and allowing the water on the paper to pull the pigment outward. Take a look:

NOTE: You can get Barbara’s full watercolor tutorial on DVD at Creative Catalyst.

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When painting fur, it's important to think in terms of layers. Take a look at Susan Bourdet's demonstration below—as you'll see, she adds at least three layers of paint to get the desired texture: NOTE: You can get Susan's full watercolor DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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