Monday, 3 January 2011
All Washed Up
Every now and again I like to paint something fairly traditional in subject as well as technique, mainly for the practice.
Today I painted this little watercolour, based on my own photograph taken in the Summer out by the river to the South West of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. It's just 8 x 11 inches on 140lb NOT paper............Here is my reference photo.
I painted the rocks very dark using strong mixes of several colours before lifting out shapes with clean water and tissue, then glazing over with some transparent washes.
The grass was also started with quite dark greens then finished with my finest brush and some Naples yellow which is quite opaque. Then a few more transparent glazes.