Saturday, 15 April 2017

Making waves the simple way

First some watercolour...

Let this dry.  Then add a slightly Darker tone of the same colour, basically less water more pigment...

If you want more obvious Waves, then just emphasise the shape, 
as seen in the bottom part of the next example.

When completely dry 
add White GOUCHE -
I used a flat brush for this

There you go
Simple Waves



  1. Thanks Ann! Funnily enough, I have a reference photo of wild waves I took last year, that I want to paint for ages. I can absolutely use this tip!

    1. That's great Judy, glad to be of some help. You'll have to let us see your painting when it's done. At least with this tip, you can work out your own take on it, we all have different ways of finding what works for us.

  2. I would never have thought of gouache. Brilliant!

    1. It comes in handy, being opaque it covers well :)