This rapid watercolour/gouache is the first in the series of Alhao Alley ways.
I began work on a cadmium orange ground.
Working rapidly, and using a mix of watercolour/gouache, I immediately recorded the darks and lights… I use my own photographs merely as jumping off points.
The final image.
Note that I allow paint to bleed (run) as I feel that it adds to the overall energy of the painting. My goal is to capture a moment – the moment when I glanced down the alley way…rather than something too studied.
Here’s to a day filled with magic and creativity.