This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 

A gradated wash is a wash that gets progressively lighter in value.

It starts out with a desired color and value and gets lighter as more water is added to the wash.

This type of wash can be done as a beaded wash

The only difference is that water is added to your mixture of color as you progress down the board.

I have an eye or medicine dropper that I use to drop clean water into my mix of paint.

It is best to give your paint mix a little stir with your brush every time you add more water to it before you apply it to your bead.

This is so the water and paint mixes evenly.

The blue stripes in the lower left hand corner of Crashing are done as a gradated beaded wash.

Leslie Lambert

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