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Video: Scraping
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See another watercolor where Homer used scraping to great effect.
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Video: Scraping
Video: Transparent Watercolor
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See a Prout's Neck subject where Homer used transparent watercolor.
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Video: Transparent Watercolor
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
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Here, the artist demonstrates how Homer would have created the yellow wildflowers seen in North Woods Club, Adirondacks (The Interrupted Tete-a-Tete) by wetting and scraping away green...
Video Demonstration: Rewetting and Scraping
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
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Painting wet-on-wet involves introducing a new wash into one that is still wet, allowing colors to run and blend without solid boundaries. Complete control is impossible, but the unpredictable...
Video Demonstration: Wet-on-Wet
Video: Transparent and Opaque Watercolor
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Learn more about transparent and opaque watercolor.
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Video: Transparent and Opaque Watercolor
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
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Laying a flat wash is a fundamental technique for depicting sky and water in a landscape painting. After crossing the length of the sheet with her brush, which is loaded with color, the painter...
Video Demonstration: Laying a Flat Wash
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
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Aaron Penley, the author of a popular nineteenth-century watercolor manual, explained how to recover light areas from dry washes: “One can readily take out lights, either sharp and decided, with the...
Video Demonstration: Wet Scraping
Video Demonstration: Sanding
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English watercolor artists of Homer’s era commonly used sandpaper as a reductive tool. One popular authority wrote that, when “carefully employed,” it “is one of the most successful ways by which...
Video Demonstration: Sanding
Video: Lost Wax Brass Casting, Benin City, 2003, 2006
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Brass Casters (Igun Eronmwon)
The copper alloys of brass and bronze were highly valued within the Benin Kingdom long before Portuguese contact. Reflecting this...
Video: Lost Wax Brass Casting, Benin City, 2003, 2006
Video: Chalk Resist
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See another Prout's Neck watercolor in which Homer made extensive use of chalk resist.
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Video: Chalk Resist
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