Watercolor is a medium that is mostly transparent. The medium is applied in thin layers and gives a translucent appeal. White areas are usually represented by the paper and darker areas are created by layering of the medium. This gallery focuses on a few different works of art that use watercolor, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.  

This artwork uses both watercolor and graphite pencil. The graphite is used in the rocks along the shore and adds darker lines and areas to the artwork that cannot be done with watercolor.
Watercolor can be used to create almost realistic works of art.
The use of water color gives this painting a transparent look which is easily used to depict water. Darker areas are added layers of water color.
This artwork is a beautiful example of watercolors. The mixing and laying of colors and paint helps to give the viewer a sense of sleepiness we all experience on rainy days.
This artwork shows how watercolors change throughout layering and one of the many looks of this medium.
Gouache is similar to watercolor, but has larger pigment particles and uses less water.
This is a visual study of watercolor with other mediums, like pen and graphite pencil.
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