Saturday, 23 January 2010

Another watercolour .....

This is the beginnings of another Exercise in Paul Talbot-Greaves Book 30-Minute Landscapes.
Actually, that's a laugh 'cos it took me four days to complete it! Anyway here I did the 'middle' pale colours first (he tells you what colours to mix on the palette) then came down the right hand side for the bushes and over to left for more bushes, then the green tree in the middle (as the pale colurs were then dry) and finally the path.
Now I've added leaves in the top left hand side and more colour underneath ....

Then I added the tree trunks and suddenly I had depth.

Finally I added the shadows on the path and a few under the trees on the left, and titivated a little bit - I think it is done. This one was the most complicated I've tried so far. I'm almost ready to try a photograph of my own following his techniques - just have to get the right picture!



6 comments:

Doreen G said...

Val this is so lovely--you are such a talented lady.

Heather said...

This is a delightful landscape Val. I love it's soft, fluid look. You are a prime example of the old saying 'Practise makes perfect'!

quiltchick said...

Looking good Val, practice is certainly paying off, love the look of this.

Julie said...

well done Val, you've got a lovely feeling of distance in this painting.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

I love the way you show progress. You make it look so easy Val and you have a real gift for it!

Carolyn ♥

Margaret Hall said...

Val, this is truly lovely...Soft and gentle colors...Awesome!

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