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How To Paint Water In Watercolor

Six Lessons Show How To Make Water Look Right In Your Paintings


  • Two important ideas and two easy ways to paint water
  • The importance of soft and rough textures for making water look right
  • Create the look of water with the right representations

Water is one of the more challenging subjects to paint, mainly because it requires the combination of several techniques, attention to edge textures, and variety in color and value.

While it is possible to capture the complexity of water in paint, it is often enough to simplify the expression into larger, visually meaningful symbols.

This series of lessons shows how to create the look of water using some basic ideas and fundamental watercolor painting techniques.

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