Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lesson: Tree Lined Mountain Ridge using a Watercolor Blossom

Learn how to use the dreaded blossom or backwash in watercolor 
to your advantage and create a beautiful 
tree lined mountain ridge for a landscape painting. 

 A watercolor blossom is caused by the paper surface drying unevenly. This can be a nice effect in many paintings but most often it is an accident that you can't even see until it's too late and after it happened. Let's create this so called accident and use it to our advantage and paint a wonderful tree lined mountain ridge

A Blossom: 
The surface of the paper is drying unevenly, 
the outer edges are wetter then the diagonal center.

   
This approach can be much more effective then trying to paint all the trees in the distance.

View the entire lesson from beginning to end and create this simple moody landscape.