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In today’s video clip, watercolor artist Radindra Das demonstrates his process for painting a section of sky using a “flat wash” technique.

Radindra shows each step. After mixing the paint with lots of water, he applies it (very wet) to the paper in even, horizontal brushstrokes. As soon as the paint lands on the tilted paper surface, gravity causes it to bead up, and by overlapping his brushstrokes Ratindra can create a flat field of color on his paper. Take a look:

NOTE: You can also get Radindra’s full watercolor DVD at Creative Catalyst.

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Whenever we hear the phrase, "practice makes perfect," most of us probably think of sports or music—but it's also very important in art. In today's video clip, Janie Gildow demonstrates how she practices her blending skills just by taking two different colored pencils and using them to fill in a strip of paper. As she points out in the video, this isn't really a mentally challenging task. . . it's more about training your eyes to see the subtlest shifts of color. Take a look: . . read more

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