This entry was originally posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012
In last week’s post, I discussed that when painting wet-in-wet, it is important to have more paint in your brush than water.
Sometimes what happens when you rinse out your brush and then dip your brush into your paint, a drop of water likes it hide in the belly of your brush.
This drop of water will sit there until the most inopportune time.
Then it will come rushing forth into your beautiful wet-in-wet wash, pushing everything out of its way, and create a bloom.
To avoid this from happening, tap that beast of a water drop out of your brush onto your towel.
It helps to tap out some excess water from rinsing before picking up the paint.
Then you can also tap the belly of the brush onto the towel after picking up your paint. If you tap just the belly, it will catch that water drop, leaving the paint behind on the tip, ready to help you create a masterpiece.