woensdag 21 maart 2012

Spaarndam


A practice on plain drawing paper.
Not every watercolor have to be a masterpiece,
Its good to practice on cheap paper.
Here I used 200 grams drawing paper, this paper can take a lot of water, you have to search for drawing paper that is capable to do so!
Daler Rowney makes also excellent heavy weight drawing paper that is good to make quick watercolors!  
On this one I used just two colors for the first wash.
French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna.
Make sure to leave interesting whites for boats and so on.
After drying  I painted the town and the boats with the same colors.
Don't paint it in one tone, but  make color swatches and loose edges.
The I added some details, and small colorful little dots, 
that attract the eye to make it the center of interest!
Alwyn Crawshaw used to say:
"Why dont you have a go?"


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