Gauze Mountain – September 8, 2009

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

– Mark Twain


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100_0039 Gauze Mountain

Gauze Mountain

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard


This is a little sample of how to do the gauze on your watercolor paintings.

First, I laid down a really wet rough in of mountains, trees and water. Then I laid on the gauze pieces that I had cut and stretched earlier. After this, I loaded a brush with a pretty concentrated thickness of watercolor and dabbed it here and there across the gauze.

The second picture is what it looked like when I pulled the dried gauze off of it. The third picture is after I added some more detail. It’s a quickie, but you get the idea, right?

It’s a really fun way to add texture to your watercolor paintings.

About Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens, the iconic American humorist and writer, is better known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was born in 1835 in Missouri. He worked at several jobs, including steamboat pilot and miner. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, and other successful novels. His writing captured a very American vernacular and flavor, and helped create a distinctive American literature. He died in 1910.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: This is a fun picture I painted from a picture my daughter in law took. « Leslie White
  2. lesliepaints
    Sep 08, 2009 @ 10:40:12

    Good lesson, Beth. Love your mountains!

    Reply

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