Goldfish and Bubbles With Wet on Wet Background

Easy ways to work wet on wet and wet on dry

Wet on Wet Washes - The Easy Way

Every tried to work wet on wet and had your watercolor paper buckle up? Or dry unevenly? Or end up with nothing but brushstrokes? There's an easy fix for that.

Learn how to painting wet on wet without masking or any special materials.

While wet on wet takes practice to know how much paint and how much water to mix, Deb's method will give you a smooth surface to work on that stays wet for a long time so you're not rushed. Relax and have fun, with Goldfish in Watercolor.

The above fish is the one done in the video demonstration. Goldfish are such fun to paint that many students painted several.

Playing with wet on wet will make each painting unique. This one was my favorite.

Materials used were the usual paints, paper and brushes, although a soft wash brush and opaque white for the finishing touches are recommended.

Reference photos from Pixabay.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

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