Poured Watercolor Demo

Why Pour? Painting wet-into-wet is so much quicker and uses far less paint.  Why would I bother to mask and pour? Because the amount of paint applied to the surface of the paper is so saturated, (even when making early light value layers), spontaneous color mixtures combine in unique ways that can’t be achieved any…

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Poured Watercolor Workshop at Western Colorado Center for the Arts

For a successful pour, it is essential for the artist to have a strong design with connected interesting shapes and at least 4 delineated values.  In the photo below, Trudy transfers her value map, (large thumbnail) to her stretched watercolor paper. Each value is masked in succession, with a separate pour for each mask.  The pouring…

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