(EN) – Laying a wash | Bruce MacEvoy


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A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues.

Laying a wash — a flawless portrait background or a landscape sky that shades from bright to mist — is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. It’s a skill that takes practice to master, although the essentials are not difficult to learn.

As a novice painter, I discovered that the instructions provided in watercolor handbooks are often inadequate. You’re sometimes told to use incorrect techniques, or to use a single approach in …

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