This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tofino Fog, 7×10″
One way to create softness in your watercolor painting is to paint wet in wet.
Wet in wet painting is the most often used technique in watercolor and is the hardest to master since there is less control.
This technique depends on the wetness and saturation of the paper and the amount of pigment added to the wet paper.
Colors can be placed side by side and allowed to flow together or
Color may also be dropped into another color.
In Tofino Fog, I wet the sky with a grey and added the trees in the distance to the wet paper.
This created a wonderful softness that indicates the mist and fog on the beach that morning.