A harbour view

This is a painting based on a tutorial by Tim Wilmot.

It’s also my first time painting boats in a long time.

It was quite fun getting back to the water again, and especially trying to paint it using watercolour.

The blend of colours make it look much more alive than similar paintings I’ve made using other mediums like oil and acrylic.

I still have to concentrate real hard on the loose painting style, though. Not getting hung up on minor details, or trying to go back and redo something.

Anyway, like the other watercolour paintings I’ve made they started out with an intital sketch and a first wash:

It was then time to do the last layer, adding in the details.

A harbour view

There’s not much details in the background, though.

Just an attempt to make some hills in a dark blend of colour, not wanting to attract too much attention to it.

In the foreground I tried keeping the boats and the cars as loose as possible, and I think it worked out quite well.

The person on the left is also okay, and I kept myself from the urge to try adding more details to him.

All in all I’m happy with this painting, and happy that I made the choice to do some more tutorials for the time being.

Now, on to the next one 🙂

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