Here’s another watercolor inspired by the works of David Bellamy. A tutorial for the painting is included in his watercolor landscape course. It is used to show how graduated washes can be applied, and how a “misty” effect can be created.
I’m not sure my “mist” looks all that misty, but overall, I was very pleased with the painting. While life has been hectic around me recently, it’s been very enjoyable to do simple watercolors such as this, and I’m finally learning to walk away and let the painting dry when necessary.
Bellamy makes the point very clearly.
Leave this to dry completely before going on to the next stage; this is an essential aspect of watercolor painting.
I’ve known that all along, of course, but for some reason Bellamy’s style resonates with me, and I’m happy to listen to — and follow — his advice. Whatever works, right?
So, here’s my “Misty Mountain” scene.
I hope you like it.