Why is overpainted colour far darker than the picked colour?

Example:

A cloned piece of white wall with dark shadow on it. I want to paint out the shadow as though it isn't there.

I have tried using a new layer and the clone layer to overpaint on. Result is a slightly darker shade of white.

Brush is New Watercolour. Colour eyedropper tool set to 5x5 and selecting from the clone colour layer. This colour looks right in the circle sample.

Painting this colour on either new or cloned layer is darker.

What am I doing wrong?

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  • Also consider looking at the layer composite method and opacity, and selecting each composite method choice from the drop down list (such as  default, gel, multiply, etc.) to find one that works better for you.

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