Tuesday Tips and Techniques: Create an Illusion of Depth in Your Water

by Paint Tube 1 Minutes

A great tip from Andy Evansen in his video, “Secrets of Painting Watercolor Outdoors” this week.

If you want to create the illusion of depth in your water, there’s a really simple technique in watercolor (and really any medium.) Just darken the water as you work down your page and closer to you.


Learn to paint water in watercolor with Andy Evansen

Darker objects seem to appear closer and lighter objects seem farther away. By darkening the water the closer it is to the viewer, you’ll create a sense of depth in your painting.

For more great tips, check out Andy Evansen’s “Secrets of Painting Watercolors Outdoors.