This entry was originally posted on Sunday, September 9, 2012

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Poured Watercolor


Today’s question is from Kathleen.

Her question is about my poured watercolors.

She asks,  “How do you continue to see the underneath drawing between layers so you can accurately mask?”

 That is a great question. Thank you for asking.

Usually when you draw out your image on watercolor paper, you don’t want the pencil lines to be too dark.

However, in this case, you do want the pencil lines dark.

It can be difficult to see the pencil lines through all the layers so I start off with them being really dark.

They will fade with each successive layer of water and paint that you put on.

And if the pencil line is too dark in a white area, the mask usually lifts it when the masking fluid is taken off.

Leslie Lambert

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