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Watercolor Terms
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12/17/2008

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Laying Out
Definition
the initial drawing of large simple shapes in light pencil/thinned paint and with a small brush
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Blocking In
Definition
the process of painting large areas of local color w/ thin washes
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Transparency
Definition
quality that makes watercolor see-through
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Local Color
Definition
overall hue of an object w/out shadows and highlights
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Wash
Definition
is an application of thinned transparent paint. Washes can be graduated to create value changes
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Glaze
Definition
is a transparent layer of paint applied over a wash which has dried
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Dry Brush
Definition
means painting with a bare minimum of paint to create textures
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Spattering
Definition
paint is done by flicking paint from a brush or toothbrush
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Wet on Wet
Definition
technique of applying color to wet paper giving the color a soft edge. Colors dropped in to the initial color will mix on paper
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Back Washes
Definition
are created when painting with very thinned paint or water into a wash that is not fully dry. The semi-dry color will "run away" creating blotches
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Resist
Definition
created by applying a material to the paper that will not mix with watercolor (like wax crayon) in order to prevent the paper from absorbing color
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Frottage
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texture created by impressing fabric or some other material into wet paint and pulling it off after drying
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Sgraffitto
Definition
is the tech. of scratching through dried color with a razor or other pointed tool
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Lifting Out
Definition
tech. used to create texture by picking up wet color with a sponger, paper towel, or tissue
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Thirsty Brush
Definition
lifting color out with a semi-dry brush
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Double Loaded
Definition
brush is used to paint two unmixed colors side-by-side
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Masking
Definition
is the process of using tape/some liquid masking medium to cover parts of a painting to retain white space
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Mixed Media
Definition
means using some combination of art media in the same painting (such as colored pencil accents over dried color washes)