Watermedia

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In art, watermedia is the general term for media that are distinguished from oil or other media by being diluted with water when used.[1] Watermedia include watercolours, gouache and acrylic, amongst others. It is sometimes combined with other media, commonly collage.[2]

There are some unusual examples of watermedia being diluted with Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, tequila[3] and sweat[4] instead of water, and painter Johnny O'Brady has "added tea to [his] brush water".[5]

There are a number of Watermedia societies.


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  1. ^ In addition to the usual method of dipping the brush into a receptacle or mixing water into the gouache on a palette there is apparently the very unusual method of allowing rainfall to dilute the gouache. John Lincoln. "Artbreak.com forums post on "Gouache modified with rainwater"". Retrieved 2008-08-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Denise's Watermedia Collage". Archived from the original on 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
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  4. ^ An example is a gouache diluted with sweat on paper. Boyer, Daniel. "He Forgot Amy's Equity and Barbecued Indoors With Activated Charcoal During One Icy Year He Thought Back to the Fourth and Tiled Frontier and the Snowy Winter When the Streets of Portugal Bloom With Oranges and Lemons". Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.johnnyobrady.com

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