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Old 08-29-2005, 05:19 PM
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Re: Help!--chiascuro in watercolor?

Just to give you something else to think about, I use darks in the background a lot and I build them up using glazes. I try and put in a glaze of a lot of the colours I am using in the paiting and it helps to tie the background and subject together. Each glaze is added when the glaze beneath is totally dry and you can alter the amount it covers what is beneath so the under layers shine through and give it depth. I don't get mud as long as I put each glaze on gently and don't scrub them together.
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