Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Cottage Sketch

Thought I'd share a sketch I made at the cottage the other night, as dusk was falling.

I tried to capture the deep indigo of the colours as everything was getting darker and darker, the silhouettes of the trees against the water.  I had prepped the page beforehand with a light blue acrylic paint overall and didn't realize until afterwards that the paint had a gloss finish, which explains why it was so waxy to work over.  I used a black Stabilo aquarellable pencil to quickly sketch out the initial design, then added watercolour.

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