Tuesday Tips and Techniques: How to Add a Bit of Texture to Your Watercolor

November 12, 2019 1 min read

Today’s watercolor painting technique comes from Keiko Tanabe’s “Storytelling with Watercolor.”


A great way to get immediate texture in your watercolor (and acrylic) work is to lightly splatter water in an area that’s still slightly wet. BONUS, you can do the same thing but if you add a bit of color to the mixture, you’ll get a slightly varied (and totally interesting) effect.

 

How to easily add texture and interest to your watercolor paintings

 

The upper arrow shows an area splattered with water.

The lower arrow shows an area splattered with watery paint.


Learn more great techniques from Keiko Tanabe’s “Storytelling with Watercolor.”


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