Canoes - Toning the Paper
Working Your Values
Canoes - Working on Toned Paper
By toning your watercolor paper (applying an initial wash of color) you will set the stage for success.
Toned paper will give you cohesive, professional looking results in your watercolor painting from the very start.
This lesson is also excellent guided practice in judging values (a vital watercolor skill) as well as softening edges.
Using a limited palette of only a few colors makes this doable, as well that the colors used lift easily and/or you can use opaque white to clean up edges.
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