Peer critiques - some useful words

Building layers in watercolours

Step by step visual guide to accompany lessons in class. The painting example here works from the background (lightest colours and thinnest washes) to the foreground (darkest colours and least transparent washes). 
Step one is a two colour wet wash ground using a broad flat hog brush or sponge dragged across the sheet; steps two and three show a long round brush called a RIGGER to paint on the background and middle ground details; step four shows a cardboard edge as the "brush" to drag block shapes for the middle ground; steps five and six also show a cardboard edge as the "brush" this time using the thin edge and the corner tips of the card dipped into the paint to "paint" the foreground details in - those shapes that are linear in quality.