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Study Guide Questions

1.     Watercolor paintings have a(n) ____________________________________________ look.
2.     Watercolor painting is done without a lot of ______________________________________ .
3.     Watercolor is a medium that requires __________________________ and ____________________.
4.     What four materials are needed if you are going to watercolor?
5.     The finest brushes are made of ________________________.
6.     Of what is the second-best brush made?
7.     If working on a detailed painting, [larger/ smaller] brushes will be needed.
8.     For "looser" paintings, use [larger/ smaller] brushes.
9.     A good starter set of brushes would contain brushes of various _________________________.
10.     Watercolor paper comes in a variety of ____________________________________.
11.     Most watercolor papers are manufactured with ____________________ different surfaces.
12.     What are the surfaces referred to in #11 (above)?
13.     Which surface is generally the best?
14.     What are the two categories of watercolor paints?
15.     Which kind of watercolor paints are usually used by artists?
16.     When doing flatwash, tilt your board at a(n) ________________________________ angle.
17.     When flatwashing, use a [large/ small] brush.
18.     Mix enough color to avoid what?
19.     Thoroughly mix the paint so that ____________________________________________________.
20.     When flatwashing, always ________________________________ the last mark.
21.     How can you tell if you're using enough paint?
22.     When you reach the stopping point, what must you do?
23.     What can you use to dry the paint more quickly?
24.     Wetting the paper before doing a flatwash provides a(n) ________________________________ for the color.
25.     When color dries, it looks [lighter/ darker ].
26.     When doing a graded wash, work from ____________________________ at the top to __________________________________ at the bottom.
27.     What is added to lighten a color?
28.     When a second color is added to still-wet paint, the color __________________________________.
29.     The technique used in #28 (above) is called "__________________________________________."
30.     To practice brushstrokes, what should you paint with various brushes?
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