This entry was originally posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 

A flat wash is a nice even wash without any gradation from top to bottom or side to side. It is one value. There is no detail so it can create a graphic look. It is great for glazes, under paintings, and skies.

There are a couple of ways to do a flat wash.

Either with a beaded wash or with a wet paper wash.

For example, the background on this painting is done as a flat wash.

Leslie Lambert

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