For this painting I wanted to use a different set of colours than I’ve been using lately.
More precise, I wanted to use some pastel colours.
A good place to start when it comes to buildings painted with pastel colours is Southern Europe.
I chose a scenery from Cinque Terre, Italy, showing a small, narrow street with buildings stacked tall against it.
It looked like this:
I know you can’t see the street in this photo, so I added it by memory.
I also decided that a pen would be best to use for the outline sketch, to get in those dark edges, clothing lines and balconies.
So I used about half an hour, and it ended up like this:
I imagined the sketch to be a little looser, so I was a bit disappointed about it.
This looks like a cartoon.
I should have used less edges, and let the buildings melt more together.
Anyway, I then did a wash:
Maybe a bit too bright in the choice of colours.
Now it looks more like a rainbow has puked over the paper.
But at least it’s a new set of colours for me to use.
Then came the final layer, and the whole thing ended up like this:
I like the green building on the right, and I really dislike the following three buildings.
They are simply overpainted.
The fensters are also painted a bit too dominating, but at least it looks better than it did after the first wash.
So, all in all, it was fun. Let’s focus on that 🙂
Now, on to the next!