Here is a wonderfully informative video by Artist Paul Taggart that discusses and demonstrates various wet on wet watercolor painting techniques. Wet on wet technique is simply the process of applying wet pigment to wet paper. The wet on wet watercolor painting technique is not an easy technique to master and is one that causes a lot of problems for beginners. In the following video, Paul will provide you with some great tips and solutions to overcoming the various problems folks run into while using this technique. Now you can finally enjoy your watercolor painting sessions instead of becoming frustrated by them.
I wanted to just highlight one problem and solution that Paul talks about in the video as it was one that really stood out for me personally. The problem: When applying watercolor paint to the wet surface, the paint immediately starts to run and bleed every where or perhaps puddle up in spots. This is of course a really big problem that can make painting a very difficult process. The solution? The solution is to remove excess fluid from the brush before you make your next brush stroke. Sounds simple enough, but its the process of removing the excess fluid that can give folks a difficult time. This is demonstrated in the video below. There are a couple of different ways to remove the excess fluid. You could simply move your brush from side to side on your palette in a downward direction, or, you can use the edge of your palette to gently remove the fluid. This is done by pushing down on the edge with the brush while moving either left or right. This not only removes fluid, but it also reshapes your brush into a nice chiseled edge. Learn more by watching the video below!
“Painting Problem Solver” by Paul Taggart — Starting Off in Wet-on-Wet Watercolours
A really big thanks to Paul Taggart for making this video tutorial available on the Wet on Wet Watercolour Painting Techniques. You can learn more about Paul, see more of his videos and view his artwork by following the links below: