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Watercolor Painting Tips --Glazing With Watercolor
August 09, 2009

Mary Ann's Message

A glazing method for watercolorists helps in the production of colorful paintings. One of my readers requested a lesson in glazing and I have just created a video of the process. So many people have said that a video of the process is more helpful than words and pictures. So I plan to do more of this in the future.

Many artists glaze select portions of their painting, one at a time. My method is different and it is shown on my video. I do not draw my image first, and then glaze each section. There are some beautiful paintings done with transparent glazing by sections. I am not saying that my way is the only way, but it offers an option that allows more freedom in the painting process.

I have written a page on my tips site explaining how and why I use glazing for effect. I hope that you will find this interesting and also very helpful.

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Watercolor Painting Tips can only get better if you share your tips as well. I know there are some very talented artists out their that have great tips to share.

Maybe the best tip you can share is by sharing a watercolor you've painted. I've got just the place. Just click here to let us see what you've been up to!

Recently Published

Aug 9, 2009, Glazing With Watercolor by Mary Ann Boysen - So many beginning artists are afraid to put color on the paper. We all want to jump right in and paint a subject before we think about what is going on around it......

Aug 9, 2009, Struggling With Watercolor - We've All Done It - Several years ago I took a trip to Venice. It turned out to be a very stressful trip, and possibly this is why I struggled with this painting.

Aug 8, 2009, Big Sister by Bernice - I painted these precious babies a few years ago from a photo. The painting was done on 140lb watercolor paper. Sometimes I have problems with darker

Aug 4, 2009, Beach Kids by Bernice Kendrick - I would appreciate any comments to help improve my skills, this painting was done using very little water...I have not tried any of the creative

Aug 4, 2009, Faith by Melanie - I did this for a friend in 30mins, the mood moved me to

Jul 28, 2009, Eclipse by Melanie - wet on wet ,splatter and moving the canvas to let the colors

Jul 28, 2009, Love Song - I Used wet on wet to create this

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