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06-15-2000, 06:05 AM
As I paint just for fun, I seldom plan a painting, and generally draw a flower or an animal (or composition not too complex)surranded by a background, graded or multicolor or with other techniques (such as salt over wet).
Sometimese I paint the background before -exspecially wet-on-wet, covering all the paper, and after I paint the subject; other times I paint the subject and then paint the background around.
What do you think is better?
what is your painting way?

I'm learning much from this forum, thank you!
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06-15-2000, 11:08 PM
Whatever works for you! Generally speaking, in watercolor the background is done first, but that is not some rule, written in cement.
Generally speaking, you put in all your lightest values first .. again, not written in cement. I find it depends on what I am painting - more often than not I do my backgrounds first, and plan ahead when I can.
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