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Paint A High-Key Floral Subject In Watercolor

Use Light Washes On Hot Press Paper


  • How to maintain a narrow value range
  • Using temperature and chroma contrasts for effect
  • Manage fluid washes on “slippery” hot-pressed paper

About This Lesson

This is lesson is a great one to get familiar with a high-key, light subject and the way to manage light washes. 

We’ll work on hot-pressed paper. It’s a tricky surface but has advantages for high-key paintings. 

Since most value contrasts are muted, it’s important to include other kinds of contrasts to set edges and create recognizable shapes. We’ll use both temperature and chroma contrasts in this study. 

Lesson requires a WATERCOLOR ESSENTIALS or MASTERCLASS Membership.

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