Learn How to Create Gestural Marks in Watercolor

October 04, 2019 1 min read

There are more ways to get gestural marks in your watercolor paintings than just a brush. (Although a brush is also a great strategy.) In this clip from her instructional video workshop, Flowing Florals: The Informed, Intuitive Approach, Robbie Laird shows you how to add gestural marks to your watercolor painting by using both the back of her brush and a plastic palette knife to scrape into the painting. These scrapes of various sizes create a groove and allow wet flowing paint to fill and darken inside. The same technique can be used to light areas as well.


Find more great tips in Robbie’s video workshop, Flowing Florals: The Informed, Intuitive Approach, by clicking here.




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