Category Archives: Broken Edge

What is meant by broken edge when referring to watercolor paintings.

Dry Brush Technique for Watercolor Paintings

Hawaiian sunset watercolor painting. Palm trees in front with sailing boat in distance.

Dry brush technique One of the brush strokes most often missing in beginners’ watercolor paintings is the Dry Brush Technique. This is a shame as it can add a great deal of energy and interest to a painting. While my comments are primarily directed at watercolor (watercolour) artists many of the points can also apply Continue Reading …»

Modified Dry Brush or Broken Edge Technique

Modified Dry Brush Technique to create tree foliage

Modified dry brush Instead of horizontal or vertical dry brush strokes you can use a more curved stroke using the body of the brush head, which just lightly touches the watercolor paper. The trick to this technique is to have your brush almost parallel to your watercolor paper, and not to let the point of Continue Reading …»

Dry Brush Watercolor Technique : Also known as Broken Edge

Watercolor Painting Dry Brush Technique

Dry Brush Watercolor Techinique This edge, samples of which can be seen in figure 7, is created by sliding the brush quickly across the surface of your watercolor paper. There are a number of variables however which affect the final result you achieve. If you are using a round brush as in these examples, you Continue Reading …»