Water Colours

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Watercolour is a semi - transparent painting medium. It is a mixture of pigment and gum Abrabic. The colour can be diluted with water. Watercolours give beautiful, bright colours on white paper. 

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Different types of watercolour brushes can create different effects. Holding a watercolour brush in different positions can create different effects as well.

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Flat Wash

@For a smoother effect, paint a layer of clean water on the paper first. Then mix your colours together thoroughly. Paint strokes on the paper to create large block of colour.

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Wet-in-wet

@IF you wet your paper with water and then immediately paint Watercolours on it, the colours spread. This creates a blurred effect. This technique can be used to paint free, light forms. 

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Wet-in-dry

@   If you paint watercolours onto dry paper, you create strong colour contrasts.

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Glazing

@      Glazing can give rich, bright colours. To create a glaze, paint wet strokes on top of dry watercolours. Artists often paint warm colours on top of cold colours or vice versa when they use this technique. 

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Mona Lisa

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