Learn How to Change the Quality of Your Edges in Abstract Painting

October 11, 2019 1 min read

Variation in your edges is an important part of good design in watercolor painting. In this clip from his video workshop, A Designed Approach to Abstraction, painter John Salminen shows you a quick tip on how to create a hard-edge linear shape in your watercolor painting. John uses regular masking tape to mark off a dark, triangular shape in his abstract composition. John shares his design rationale for adding hard edges to his composition and offers tips for masking as he works.

To learn more about creating interesting and varied edges in your watercolor paintings, check out John Salminen’s video workshop, A Designed Approach to Abstraction.


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