More watercolor techniques

As I did in another video of this series, I did this painting using a limited palette – basically red, brown, and sepia/siena, and left the white of the paper to dominated the background. Technique used: mainly dry strokes of watercolor, and wet strokes of color to emphasize the movement of the figure.

Video of how I did the ‘Ballerina 2’ watercolor painting
Ballerina 2 – watercolor on paper 2020

Leaving part of the white in the paper gives the painting more space to breath, and although not all watercolors can be done in this manner; it is technique that works well for some subjects as it is the case of this painting, the lines made with watercolor imitates the movements of the ballerina.