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It’s pretty hard to figure out where to start when you describe the texture of a liquid paint like watercolors. How, for example, to describe the impression of a pebble-strewn beach or a field sown with corn, without writing out every pebble or ear? There are many good special techniques for this. One is a dry brush, which means, judging by the name, work with a minimal amount of paint on the brush so that it only partially covers the paper. This method is often used to depict grass, foggy trees in the distance, or animal fur. To do this, it is best to take a flat brush, the hairs should be slightly fluffed with the thumb and forefinger, and then blotted on a blotter or on a paper towel to remove excess paint.
Another popular method is to spray paint on paper with an old toothbrush. A toothbrush is dipped in paint and held over work. With a brush pen, knife or thumbnail, you need to quickly guide the brush so that drops splash from it.
This technique is very effective for depicting a texture without writing it literally. But one should not be too zealous. If you spray paint on a pale wash, for example, painting a sandy beach, do not make the spray too dark, because they will look artificial. Paint spray can also be used for purely decorative purposes, to create a patch of color that looks like an engraving.
A particularly interesting method, ideal for depicting old rocks or cracked walls, is salt spray when you sprinkle large crystals of sea salt onto wet paint. The salt grains absorb water, at the same time “pushing out” the pigment, leaving a pattern of pale crystalline figures, after the salt is whisked away. The effect is different, it depends on how wet the paint turned out and what color you used. Some pigments are “heavier” than others and are inactive. For best results, pour salt immediately after the wash is no longer shiny - this means that it begins to dry. The salt itself dries for a long time, but we advise you to persevere.
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