From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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[1] and sweat instead of water, and painter Johnny O'Brady has "added tea to [his] brush water".[2]

There are a number of Watermedia societies.

Watermedia are obviously to be distinguished from the company offering customized labels on bottled water.[3]

  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.