Blending Acrylics with Watercolour

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This is a painting I’m currently working on. I was having trouble achieving the brightness and depth I wanted in the dark colours so I experimented with adding washes of acrylics over the top. The photo shows the end result at the top. This is a technique I will definitely be using again and can highly recommend. It is important to water down your acrylics, however, or they block out the watercolour underneath.

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About Ella Smethurst

Emerging artist currently living in Melbourne, Australia.
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5 Responses to Blending Acrylics with Watercolour

  1. kestrelart says:

    Interesting approach. Might try this

  2. Like these I use aqueous acrylics a great deal…you might try mixing a bit of gloss medium to you acrylics to make them even more transparent or use jar colors instead of tube

  3. Pingback: Wisteria Series | Ella Smethurst

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