Welcome back, fellow artists, to the next installment of our watercolor journey! In this comprehensive tutorial, we're delving deep into the fascinating world of variegated wet-in-wet wash techniques.
Understanding Variegated Watercolor Washes:
Before we dive into the artistic process, let’s understand the magic of variegated watercolor washes. These washes, unlike monochromatic ones, incorporate multiple hues within the same wash. This creates captivating, multicolored effects on your canvas, adding depth and visual intrigue to your artwork.
Here's the artwork created in this tutorial. Study it for a minute and you will see the variegated washes at work.
Didi you see the previous Watercolor Wash Tutorials?
This is part two of the intermediate watercolor wash series. Below you will see the other video tutorials include the four part beginner series. Be sure to watch them in order!
Materials You'll Need:
- High-quality watercolor paints
- Watercolor paper (cold-pressed, preferably)
- Various brushes, including a flat brush for washes
- Clean water and absorbent cloths or paper towels
- A mixing palette
Here's a great article that covers all the watercolor supplies I use and recommend for all levels.
The Creative Process:
In our ad-free video demonstration, I'll guide you through the creation of a picturesque red barn using variegated wet-in-wet techniques. We'll explore the nuances of selecting and combining multiple hues to infuse life into our composition. Timing is key – painting into wet surfaces demands precision, and I'll share advanced insights into managing this crucial aspect.
It's Video Time!
For paid members you get access to the video demonstration where I share tips on how to create intermediate variegated washes. If you are not a member, sign up and get access to this video along with all the others.