Reply To: Too much water

Susan O

Sandra had lots of great tips, I can only add a few ideas. I have a few Cotman brushes and as synthetics, they don’t hold that much water compared to some other brushes. So having a cloth, sponge or paper towel in or near your palette is important to help control your water by blotting is helpful–some Winsor & Newton palettes have a space for a blotter. Search YouTube for “watercolor water control” or “watercolor water ratio” for tips from some great artists. Steve of Mind of Watercolor has practical tips for water control in almost every video he makes, I’ve learned a lot from him. But there are many other artists who have shared their strategies, too. Practice is always the way to improve 🙂

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