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Glossary

Gesture Drawing

Quick drawing to capture movement or action. Often used as a warm-up.

Glazing

Thin, transparent pigment applied over dry existing washes to adjust the color and tone of the underlying wash.

Gouache

A water based paint consisting of pigment and materials such as chalk designed to be used in opaque painting.

Graded Wash
The pigment is diluted slightly with more water for each horizontal stroke resulting in a wash that fades out gradually and evenly. Tipping your board lets gravity carry the pigment downward.
 
Granulating
Pigment where particles drop out of the binder/water solution and settle into the texture of the watercolor paper to add lovely random patterning.