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Tynemouth Priory, England

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In Tynemouth Priory, England (figure a). Blotting is perhaps the most basic subtractive technique a watercolor artist can use. A widely circulated English watercolor manual gave these instructions: “Should any… mass be too dark, water may be washed over them, the blotting paper applied, some bread crumbled over it, and then gently rubbed with the fingers …This will remove the superabundant tone softly and give granulation.” Applying water softens a wash, while blotting paper …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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