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Watercolour washes - for beginners

This demonstration covers the key washes you will need to begin painting in watecolours.

It's also a great reminder of skills for the more advanced watercolourist.

For this project you will need:

  • Watercolour paints

  • Small round brush size 6-8

  • Watercolour paper 300gsm

  • (Salt)

This project should take about 30 minutes.


Flat wash, Graded wash

Glazed wash, Lifting out

Negative space, Wet on wet

Dry brush, Scumbling

Pulling out, Details (mark making)

Hard and Soft edges, Salt effects

Would you like to learn more about Watercolours?

Then why not try my Watercolour beginners course. Click here to find out more.

Share what you create after watching this video, on the 'Student Chatroom'

I can't wait to see your artwork!

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