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VIDEO: How to Evaluate an Unfinished Painting. . . And then Improve It.

It’s easy to get tunnel-vision when you’re working on a painting, especially when you’re heading towards the finish line and the end is in sight.

But before you call a painting “good” and walk away, it’s a smart idea to learn how to evaluate your work objectively. Take a look at the video below and see how watercolor artist Cheng-Khee Chee analyzes the composition, colors, and values of his work:

You can also get Cheng-Khee’s full watercolor tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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Like every other painting medium, watercolors have their own set of quirks that you'll have to learn if you're going to successfully control them. One of those quirks in particular is the tendency for pigment to spread into other sections of your paper than you originally planned on. This is especially problematic while painting wet-in-wet. Take a look at the video below to see how Mark Mehaffey deals with this problem: . . read more

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