Thursday, 17 July 2014

Tomduff hill, an area near where I live, it's a good work out as a walk. Watercolour 8x10 ins 2008. I approached this subject using the white farmhouse as the focal point. I kept the washes lively by adding colour to wet in wet washes. Note the background is made up of cobalt blue, winsor yellow and some ultramarine blue, all dropped in to a wet in wet wash. It's the same with the trees on the left, leaving the fence posts un painted, until I painted them with a touch of raw sienna and winsor yellow after the trees had dried, leaving bits of white paper as highlights. In the foreground of the painting the shadows were painted, over the now dried initial washes, but still keeping them wet and fluid.