Beginning a Watercolor Painting with Nancy Couick - Part 5 of 5

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The beauty of watercolors is that it's transparent. The light goes through your paint, reflects off the surface of the paper and gives this gorgeous translucent glow unlike any other medium.

So again I'm blending this up. It helps me get a little bit more value. One thing you need to know and remember very well is that you can't do two areas that are next to each other that are damp.

If y

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The stem scares people - your darkest dark and your lightest light all in one area. If they're right next to each other it will grab people's attention and it'll stay put.

I'm just going to paint this in with really wet new gamboge. The first time you do this you'll say "sure looked easy when she did it," but that's only because I do it a lot. The first one you do will be challenging but it will get

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Pulling the green on top of the red just darkens the red. That happens because they're complimentary colors.

I'm going to grab a light pink and apply it to this light green leaf. When that dries it will look as

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