Warm up landscape –

My Life as an Artist (2)

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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