This entry was originally posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Today’s Sunday Secrets question comes from Sam from Brentwood Bay, BC

She asks, “How do you get the diffused light spots in your backgrounds?”

 Thanks for the question, Sam.

There are a couple of ways to do this.

The first is to work wet-in-wet and while the paint is drying, to drop in some water.

The drop of water will push the pigment out as it dries further, leaving behind the white of the paper.

The other way is to go back after it has dried with a scrub brush.

You will then softly scrub the area with some water.

Be sure to keep a tissue handy while doing this.

It is best to keep using clean water and to sop up the dirty water with the tissue as you try to lighten the paint.

Leslie Lambert

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