One of the secrets for successful watercolors?!

I just managed, right now, to express something that I have probably been started to grasp for a few months… And putting it into words will be a great help, I am pretty sure!! That’s why I want to share it with you (hoping that helps ☺).

So, here is my new secret for amazing watery yet strong watercolors… 😉😀

Use enough water when you paint on dry paper. 

And use enough pigment when you paint on wet paper!! 😝

I am pretty sure this seems obvious for some of you… It seems almost obvious to me, now, but it wasn’t, a few months ago. Plus, I think it’s not always pretty obvious in my painting practice, so I am going to work on it now that I have this mantra in my head. 😊 

Btw, when I say “on wet paper”, it can mean that you work wet on wet, wetting your whole paper first like some watercolorists do, OR that you put your brush again on an area you just painted (so, on a wet wash). 

The idea behind my today “secret” 😉 is not new, for sure, but I don’t think I ever read it expressed that way so I thought it was worth sharing. 😊

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