Goldfish and Bubbles With Wet on Wet Background

Easy ways to work wet on wet and wet on dry

Wet on Wet The Easy Way

Every tried to work wet on wet and had your watercolor paper buckle up? Or dry unevenly? Or end up with nothing but brushstrokes? There's an easy fix for that.

In this lesson, you'll learn the secrets to painting wet on wet, without masking or any special materials. While wet on wet takes practice to know how much paint and how much water to mix, Deb's method will give you a smooth surface to work on that stays wet for a long time so you're not rushed. Relax and have fun, with Goldfish in Watercolor.

The above fish is the one done in the video demonstration. Many students painted several fish

with different backgrounds to hang in their bathrooms or use for cards. I did four and this one was my personal favorite.

Materials used were the usual paints, paper and brushes, although a soft wash brush and opaque white for the finishing touches are recommended.

Reference photos from Pixabay.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'

Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.

When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

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Course Curriculum

  Goldfish Introduction
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  Video demonstration
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