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VIDEO: Adding Knife Texture to Watercolor Paintings

In today’s video clip Linda Baker demonstrates how easy it is to give quick texture to a watercolor piece with just a small pen knife and some ordinary table salt.

As you’ll see below, Linda’s woodland painting requires a bark texture that isn’t easily replicated using brushes alone. A small knife is just the ticket, however. . . she digs directly into the wet paint, scraping and scratching texture into the surface of the painting before adding some salt. Take a look:

NOTE: You can get Linda Baker’s full watercolor DVD at Creative Catalyst.

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In today's video clip, Dale Laitinen discusses how to make smart choices when painting edges and angles in your compositions. Dale starts off the clip by assessing the treeline in one of his landscape paintings. He then goes on to point out the main flaw in his composition (an unintentional focal point) and explains how to add more emphasis elsewhere in the painting to draw attention where you want it. Take a look: NOTE: Get more tips from Dale in his landscape painting DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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