I painted this image on the magnificent Amalfi Coast, Italy.
For this sketch I am working on a cadmium orange ground which I apply at least 24 hours before use. Because I am working on a colour ground, I am using a watercolour/gouache mix. Gouache is an opaque water medium with excellent coverage. I love the mix of transparent watercolour with opaque gouache.
Using a burnt sienna/Prussian blue mix I indicate the darks of the composition, and also begin to move some of the other colours around the painting.
Using designer gouache permanent white, I now begin to add the lightest areas of the painting, and continue to move other colours around the image to bring a sense of harmony and cohesion.
Frame 4 – Final image.
Mixing transparent watercolour and opaque gouache and working on colour grounds will be explored during the workshop in Portugal
The workshop is for all levels, including total beginners. For more information go to. http://www.artinthealgarve.com.