This is a very simple trick. Just lay down a wet swatch of a quite saturated colour. Then rinse your brush, put clean water on your brush (use two separate glasses) and lay a swatch of just water underneath. Let the two meet in the middle and watch the magic happen!
You can add some more pigment if you feel like it! Also notice how at the end of the video I picked up some wet puddles on the coral swatch with a dry brush. If you leave very wet puddles of pigment, these will dry up with hard dark lines around them, so try to notice which spots are too wet still and pick up the excess water with your dry brush.
These are the supplies I used today:
- Winsor & newton professional grade watercolour (Scarlet lake)
- Size 16 synthetic kolinsky brush
- Cold pressed watercolour paper
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Lots of love,