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Thursday, August 25, 2011

More about Daniel Smith's granulating watercolor

In my review of the Daniel Smith California Quail Watercolor Triad I mentioned that I didn't get the granulation effect that I noticed in their example.
I received a response from Daniel Smith Art explaining how to get that effect.  I thought I'd share with you...
Hi Sandra! Thank you for the good review of our CA Quail Triad! Glad the timing was so fortuitous! : ) You are right about the granulation, it's more pronounced when lots of water is used, that allows the mineral granuals to move and collect better. I always encourage people to paint the same line drawing multiple times to learn different ways of color mixing the Traid, glazing, etc to see the different effects, it's a great exercise to learn & experience those colors - then try mixing those colors with your palette colors!