VIDEO: Painting a Sky with a Flat Wash

By Dan in Art Tutorials > Video Tutorials

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:

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