Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Ox Gall Liquid
There is a watercolor medium called Ox Gall Liquid. Made from ... well never mind that part. Ox Gall improves the flow and acceptance of watercolor on the paper by decreasing the surface tension. When working wet into wet with two or more colors adding a few drops of Ox Gall to your water will allow the colors to blend and bleed smoothly into one another. It's great for doing really large washes, less chance for back runs.


Kathleen said...

I have never used this - nice to know more detail about what it does =) thanks!

Kathleen said...

Very cool web site, by the way!

Rita said...

Thank you, thank you! I don't use the mediums often. I haven't played with them in a while. But I figured, I have them and should bring them out and play with them again. It could inspire a new touch of creativity.


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