“A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!” may have worked for Brylcreem in the late 1950‘s
by giving men lush, full hair, women wanted to run their fingers through….
but little dabs don’t work for watercolorists
who want lush, full watercolors 🙂
I often see little dabs of paint in students’ palettes in my workshops.
And not just litttle dabs, but dried, little dabs 😦
When the student tries to get pigment out of the well, a lot of water has to be used.
She ends up painting with water instead of pigment. Which leads to pale, thin results.
If the wells are full of pigment, they are less likely to dry out. Plus, it is easier to transfer pigment from the well to the palette.
It is also easier and less frustrating to add a little water to obtain a rich pigment mix than adding pigment to a puddle of water on your palette.
And what do you get for all your trouble?
Rich, full watercolors your viewers
want to run their fingers through 😀
Tip #3 – No More Little Dabs.
You’re Worth It!