Saturday, December 25, 2010

Watercolor Painting Progression Chart

Watercolor Painting Progression Chart

A watercolour painting usually progresses in the following manner:
Large shapes to small shapes
Wet on wet to wet on dry (could also be read as from soft edges to hard edges)
Light tones to dark tones
Cool colours (distance) to warm colours (closer to the viewer)
All four groups move along at a similar pace at about the same time.

 The above is meant as a general guide only not as a rule.

Joe Cartwright
www.paintingwithwatercolors.com