Art Tip File: Use Patience to Achieve Smooth Gradations

“Some might be surprised that I don’t use an airbrush, but my smooth gradations are achieved by patient layering of washes to eliminate brushstrokes.” ~ Mark Workman, from the June 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (Running Water: Four artists reveal their methods for conjuring wondrous landscapes with fluid acrylic and freeflowing watercolor).

Late Crossing (acrylic, 19¼x29¾) by Mark Workman

Late Crossing (acrylic, 19¼x29¾) by Mark Workman

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