This is the perfect time of the year to PLAY with paints….
Using a photograph as my ‘jumping off’ point, I used this spontaneous watercolour/gouache exercise to warm up before my day’s painting.
Working on white watercolour paper, I wet the area above the horizon line, and then add juicy tube paint. Note I am using a mix of watercolour and gouache. Don’t worry about colours…allow yourself to play…this is all about warming up.
Leaving some dry white paper between the sky and horizon line, I then add colour to the area beneath the horizon line.
I now add a much darker pigment on the horizon line.
After allowing the horizon line to dry, I then add Winsor & Newton designer Gouache Permanent White into the sky….allowing the paint to bleed (run).
At the same time, I darken areas to achieve more drama. Remember this is playful…
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