Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Break in the Clouds

A Break in the Clouds
Watercolour on Paper
28cm x 18cm (11" x 7")

Last Saturday, I went for a walk in the Peak District. This is the view from above Castleton towards Win Hill. There is a patch of blue sky above Win Hill and an area of bright sunlight underneath it.

The sky is based on some of the sky washes I experimented with in 2012. First, I painted the blue patch onto wet paper. After this was dry, I added the clouds.

The red patch on the hillside is oil pastel. Elaine gave me Chris Forsey’s “Pushing The Boundaries Of Watercolour” and “Beyond Watercolour” DVDs as Christmas presents. He uses oil pastel as a resist to the watercolour in his paintings. This is my first small trial of the technique.

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