Wednesday Warm up landscape

My Life as an Artist (2)

When I returned to the UK from the States in 1993, I moved to Crickhowell (the Magical Town of Crickadoon)  in Wales.

Crickhowell, sits in the beautiful Usk Valley where the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons meet.

Having living and worked in the States for 28 years, I needed a place where I could immerse myself in nature and get back to basics.

The following landscape exercise reminds me of the surrounding hills where I walked just about every day that I lived there.

I start out by painting over an old sketch….I am using a mix of watercolour and gouache to give necessary coverage.     

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Using Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache, Permanent White,  I indicate the sky next to the mountains.

When I first arrived in Wales, I didn’t consider myself to be a landscape painter, however the drama of light play against the hills…

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