Lately I’ve been doing a lot more “wishy-washy” watercolors…for lack of a better term. What I mean, of course, are paintings with a softer effect.
This is similar to the scene I painted on the first day of World Watercolor Month. I was frustrated and disappointed then with the buildings I added. For this scene, I decided to try it again, only to do the buildings in silhouette.
So I created this twilight country scene with a very limited palette. I used only burnt sienna, Payne’s gray, and a bit of yellow ochre.
I really enjoyed using these colors, and creating the shadowy effects. And…oops! Looks like I’ve got another speck on the scanner. I do think I’ll go back and tweak the tree on the left. For the most part, I’m happy with the painting. I like the beginnings of a personal style that are developing in my watercolor.
I hope you like this painting, too.