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The saturated wet paper allows easy lifting. Therefore I can paint the negative background first, and then lift out shapes of any subject I choose to paint, maintaining soft edges, and a unified background. I use this method for painting subjects such as koi and flowers. Their shapes are generally lighter in value than the negative background, and they have soft edges. When painting fish I try to get the feeling that fish are IN the water, and the two are inseparable. When painting flowers I try to bring out their soft and gentle characteristics. This can best be achieved in the saturated wet technique.
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