Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Part 1

Dive into the enchanting world of watercolors, where your canvas becomes a playground of creativity and expression. Intermediate artists tips.

Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Feature Image
Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Feature Image

Welcome, fellow art enthusiast, to a captivating journey into the heart of intermediate wet-in-wet watercolor techniques! In this meticulously crafted tutorial, we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of watercolors, where the paper becomes a playground for creativity and expression.

This tutorial includes an ad-free video below so be sure to scroll down and check it out.

Hey! This intermediate watercolor wash series is a continuation of the beginner series we released earlier. Be sure to check them out. There are four parts and you can easily navigate through them using the post cards below. They are in order from 1 to 4.

Mastering Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes: Techniques, and Demo
Discover the enchanting realm of wet-in-wet watercolor washes as we share expert tips for mastering this technique. Explore the captivating transparency of watercolors and unravel the art of color interactions in wet washes.
Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Using Three Common Mixtures
Let’s explore three common watercolor mixtures: Tea, Milk, and Honey. Uncover the secrets to creating stunning wet-in-wet watercolor effects.
Blending Various Watercolor Wash Technique; Wet-in-Dry
In this beginner tutorial, we’ll explore the techniques of seamlessly merging wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry watercolor washes to create a landscape.
Master Watercolor Wash Techniques Part 4 - Beginner Friendly
In this segment of our watercolor wash mastery series, we’re delving into advanced techniques designed to elevate your artistic creations.

Introduction to Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Magic

Wet-in-wet watercolor painting, renowned for its ethereal beauty and fluidity, often poses a daunting challenge for artists. However, fear not, for our expert-led exploration promises to demystify the complexities of this technique.

As you dive into the intricacies of timing, understanding the viscosity of paint, and the subtle dance between brush and paper, you'll discover the transformative power of controlled spontaneity.

This is the wet-in-wet study below created in the video that's only available for members. It looks simple but when completing it from start to finish in a wet environment, it's challenging!

Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Demo
Intermediate Guide Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Washes Demo

The Essence of Timing

Timing, as they say, is everything in the realm of watercolor. Our tutorial meticulously dissects the nuances of when to introduce pigment onto the wet canvas. Unravel the mysteries of the ideal moment — the delicate balance between freshness and blending — ensuring your colors meld seamlessly, creating harmonious gradients and captivating transitions.

Suggested Material Checklist

To embark on this artistic expedition, ensure you are well-equipped. Our comprehensive material checklist guides you through the selection of high-quality watercolor paper, an array of vibrant pigments, brushes designed for wet-in-wet techniques, and essential tools that empower your creative vision.

Here's an article that covers all the materials we use and recommend for all. levels.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Watercolor Supplies
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, choosing the right watercolor supplies is crucial to achieving stunning results.

Mastering Thicker Paint

One of the key secrets to successful wet-in-wet painting lies in the consistency of your paint. We delve into the art of achieving the perfect thickness, allowing you to harness the full potential of pigments. Understand how thicker paint behaves on wet paper, enabling you to control its flow and create captivating textures that add depth and character to your artwork.


Mastering the nuances of timing and paint thickness is the key to becoming a watercolor expert. While it requires extensive practice, this skill is attainable for anyone determined to refine their craft.

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