Watercolour, watercolour, watercolour.
That’s what’s absorbing all my time in the painting room at the moment.
After acquiring – some – understanding of different techniques and possibilities in watercolour painting I just can’t seem to get enough.
I like the way the water makes the colours blend.
How it dries so quickly.
Doing a wash.
Working in different layers.
The unexpected contrasts and outcomes.
So I did another painting.
So I started by drawing a loose sketch, to place the different shapes on the painting and try to get the perspectives right.
Again, I had a hard time keeping it loose, stopping myself from adding more details quite a few times.
The light was a bit rough, so I don’t know how well it shows on the picture, but it looked like this:
In this tutorial you didn’t do a complete wash of the paper.
Just adding on paint to the different elements one by one.
So I started with a wash for the sky.
Then a wash for the buildings on the left.
Then I added colour to the trees and bushes both in the back and front of the bridge.
Then it was time to give the bridge a light wash, before adding some details to it.
I then added some shadows, windows, doors etc. to the buildings and painted in some shadowes in the trees and bushes.
It ended up like this:
All in all I think it turned out ok.
There are some patches of paint in the sky which I should have dried up with some paper.
The trees and bushes could also have had a greater variation in colour.
But it was fun to try out a watercolour painting without an initial wash.
Now, on to the next one!