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Street Stalls
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

Street Stalls 2018

Kirsty Reid (b.1995)

University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

A type of paint in which water is the dispersal agent. The particles of pigment are bound together by a colloid, usually gum arabic, which is spread on to the painting surface, normally paper, by the action of a brush loaded with water. After the water has evaporated the pigments remain bound to the paper by the gum arabic. Most watercolour is transparent, allowing the white of the paper to shine through and giving a luminous effect determined by the degree of dilution of the watercolour.

Text source: The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art Terms (2nd Edition) by Michael Clarke


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