LOW LIGHT ON A YOUNG RIVER – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This was done in my favourite three colours a warm red, yellow and blue and allowed wet colour mixing on the paper to get a myriad of subtle shades  before picking out some recognisable shapes and forms.

Originally I had an  image of a mountain river I took in New Hampshire  one fall, but I felt the background was too dark. Recently  I saw a woodland scene on the TV and it gave me an idea for a more interesting background. Both were contra jour so fitted well together and  seemed to add up to more than the sum of the parts.

Other landscapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

 

6 thoughts on “LOW LIGHT ON A YOUNG RIVER – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

    • Thanks Jasonas. Watercolour can be quite vivid when used properly. You need to have a full range of tonality which you get from dilute to nearly neat from the tube. I do know someone who does use it neat.

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