Some form of progress in my watercolour painting.
First of all; this painting is based on a turotial video by Tim Wilmot, just so it’s noted.
And, to be honest, I think this is the first watercolour painting I’ve made where I’ve really worked with different layers.
First of all; there’s a lot with this painting I’m not that pleased with.
The background wash could have had stronger colours. Especially for the water.
I think some of the boats are too dark, and some are too light.
The small shack to the left could have looked a bit more real.
The man could not have ended up transparent.
And so on….
BUT, let’s not dwell on that.
Because this is the first watercolour painting I’ve made that actually looks like a watercolour painting (or, at least, the kind of watercolour painting I want to make).
Since I know nothing about watercolour painting, and the terms used about the different techniques, let’s put it this way:
This is the first time I’ve added a background wash and used it actively in the second layer.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to paint more loosely, and not care too much about the details.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to paint a building that’s got a “watercolour style” to it.
And, not to forget, this is the first painting where I’ve managed to stop in time, and not overwork it.
Right after I finished it, I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not.
Then I left it and came back, and I was able to appreciate a lot of things in it.
Now I’m very excited about getting back to the watercolour paints, as I feel I made a small breakthrough.
Even though the good sessions often are followed by some really poor ones…
But let’s keep at it anyway!
Since I made this painting in the daytime, I also took the opportunity to make a little time-lapse video 🙂
Here it is: