Assumption: I have painted a bird with water colours. Now I want to colour the background green.
I will start painting from the edges of the bird's body and take my strokes outwards. My problem with this approach is that the brush stroke directions will be visible. Also, if I get too close to the bird's body, I fear some colour will get on the bird as well.
Moreover in the following painting, the painter has used different colours for the background, yet no strokes are visible!
What is the technique to achieve such result?
Does the kind of paint make a difference here?
Am I supposed to first paint the background, then paint the bird?