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In today’s video clip, watercolorist Donna Zagotta walks us through her steps for creating a strong painting composition. As you’ll see below, she takes her initial sketch and then re-works it to reduce the overall number of shapes within the piece. The final effect is a much more cohesive, visually impactful painting.

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NOTE: You can get Donna’s full-length instructional DVD at Creative Catalyst.

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In today's video clip, Dale Laitinen takes a step back from his usually vibrant watercolors, and demonstrates how to create a value painting with just shades of gray. Whether you use this technique as a study for a full-color painting (similar to making a preliminary sketch in charcoal, for example) or simply like the monochromatic look, value painting is all about creating clearly-defined levels of darkness and lightness. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Dale's full watercolor painting DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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