Gradated wash


A wash that is light or thin in an area where little color has been applied, and gradually becomes darker or heavier into another area, where more color has been applied. A painting technique typically used with watercolors and inks, but possible with any thinned pigments.Example:Leon Spilliaert (Belgian, 1881-1926), The Magic Staircase, 1908, wash, ink, watercolor, 64 x 48 cm, Musee des Beaux-arts, Ostend, Belgium. See Symbolism.Also see gradation.