This entry was originally posted on Friday, April 20, 2012

With wet-in-wet painting, not only can you add color, but you can take color away.

For instance, in Beginnings, I did the background wet-in-wet.

I was able to lift some of the color out while it was still wet to create the soft effect of the fluffy down from the milkweed.

To do this, wait till your wet-in-wet painting is just damp.

Usually I do this part after I have put in all my color.

Rinse out your brush, dry it off, and then carefully drag it through your painting.

You will need to rinse and dry off your brush often when doing this because the brush ends up picking up paint.

Just remember that when lifting, sometimes you won’t see the full effect until the painting is completely dry.

Leslie Lambert

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