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Opaque Watercolor and Gouache (online)

Instructor: Peter Ulrich

The “Magic of Watercolor” is based on its transparency. A wash of watercolor sparkles because the white paper shows through the thin coating of pigment left behind when the water evaporates. But, as in all the rest of the attributes of a painting (i.e., color, value, edges, shapes, etc.) it is desirable that one’s painting contain counterpoints to regions of transparency. Just as we want light values and dark, complementary color contrasts, hard and soft edges, large and small shapes, so, too, do we want opaque and transparent areas in our paintings. Variety is indeed a spice for a good painting. One way to get effective opaque areas is to employ a kind of watercolor called gouache. This workshop studies the use of opaque pigments. This course is held on Zoom.

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