The term watermedia has been used in recent years to embrace a number of media including transparent watercolor, gouache, casein, acrylic and even egg tempera. It can also be used to describe works which utilize a combination of these water-based pigments. If one examines the acrylic medium, the use and history is a relatively short one. However, if you examine the past of the watercolor medium, there are deep historical roots tracing back through many cultures and historical traditions. It is intriguing to review some of the major influences, from early history to the classical period of British watercolors, to Impressionist contributions and Contemporary expressions…

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