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VIDEO: Adding Contrast to your Watercolor Paintings

In today’s video, Linda Baker takes us through the same steps she uses when evaluating her paintings for clarity and contrast. In this particular case, she has decided that the pine cones in her painting are too similar, visually, to the background.

To fix the problem, Linda mixes a dark yet colorful glaze, and adjusts her composition slightly to create a bit more contrast and finish up her painting:



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

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Today, Jacqueline Sullivan is demonstrating one of her many techniques for adding texture to a painting or collage. Most of us have seen the heavy, painterly texture that can be achieved using molding paste (or similar products) but here Jacqueline actually removes most of the paste by pressing it with paper, in order to leave a lighter, more natural texture. Take a look: For more texture tips check out Jacqueline's full DVD tutorial at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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