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VIDEO: How to Soften Edges in Your Watercolor Painting

Published May 10th 2011

In today’s clip, watercolor painter Linda Baker demonstrates how to carefully lighten certain sections of a painting using only clean water, a brush, and paper towels.

As she works, Linda also explains why some edges just need to be softened in order to successfully draw the eye around the painting. Take a look:

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

In today's video, you'll see watercolor painter Ann Pember use a single paintbrush and a few colors of green to create the illusion of a forest of trees. I'm always impressed by artists who let their brushes do the work for them, and Ann is definitely one of those artists. Take a look as she moves her brush almost randomly, allowing small shapes and details to appear in order to give her trees a stronger sense of depth and reality: NOTE: You can also get Ann Pember's full watercolor tutorial at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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