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JMW TurnerOne dimension that adds depth to watercolour painting is the amount of pigment on the brush. New artists to this medium are often afraid of adding much pigment in case the finished product is too heavy but that can be a mistake. Although watercolours are noted for heir airy quality, the omission of enough pigment results in a thin wash, and because the drying process allows the paint to fade, the end product is washed out and without the required depth for the painting to work.

The study of the works of JMW Turner reveals that applying slightly heavier washes give better results and that is all the proof I need.