• Should a watercolor be purely transparent?

    2 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874), The Rare Vase, 13 x 11 inches watercolor and opaque watercolor with selectively applied glaze over traces of charcoal on paper
    Walters Art Gallery
    Blog reader "Unknown" asks: "I've recently read some horribly-rigid definitions for "watercolor" at some recent shows and competitions. Some go as far as to say if even just the signature is in ink it's not "watercolor"... but "mixed-media" and excluded. This strikes me as pompous and ridiculous. Many of the past masters of watercolor intermixed transparent watercolor and gouache-like opaque watercolors. Personally I...
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