Watercolour portrait exercise

Watercolour exercise

Today I introduced, to a couple of new students, a direct method to quickly apply colour to a portrait. Loading a brush with a  heavily pigmented mix and applying in a “blobesque” manner. There is a collage of shapes slightly overlapping where the wet is over the dry. If I go faster then that cuts out the hard edges, going slower makes for more. I try to be relaxed about it and rely on the drawing to hold the shapes together.

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