Monday, 5 May 2014

Sunset

Still with the Saunders Waterford pad I've painted this sunset.  Prepared the colours first, that is the main thing, and plenty of it.  I did a very light pencil sketch of where I wanted things to go, like the distant hills.  Then put over the whole of the page clear water.  As the paper is rough and quite thick, I let it start to soak in and then added another layer of clear water to make sure.

Likely I went into this too soon, some of the paint spread further than I intended, but then it was fun to do - and to watch.  Next time I will try to be more restrained, and hold back until some of the 'shine'  from the clear water, has gone from the paper. 





10 comments:

  1. I like the look. Fascinated to see how you work

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    1. Thanks CJ. I need to do a little video or step-by-step....I'll try to put something together soon.

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  2. It's all a learning experience. Lovely colors.

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  3. I see the landscape already! <3

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  4. Great to see your brave experimental work. I love the vibrant colours, and it makes me think somehow of aurora borealis.

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    1. Thanks Jez, I should try to paint an aurora borealis....that would be a good experiment :-)

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  5. Great to see you playing and experimenting with the watercolors!!! This is nice and loose!

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