Watercolour – Landscape 4

Landscape painting

Watercolour on 4” x 6” Arches 300gsm hot pressed watercolour paper. I put on a tan border in the Book Creator app.

Day 24 of the World Watercolour Month challenge.

When I take our dogs out for a walk, I sometimes take photos, mainly as a reference for an artwork. I worked from one of them for this painting. I slightly altered a few features to try and gain a pleasing composition. 

For me, composing a landscape is more difficult than any other subject matter. I seem to roam all over it…and have difficulty finding the focal point(s). 

I began this with a pencil sketch – a helpful map – and then built up the watercolour washes. 

In a finished drawing or painting, I often have parts of an underlying sketch visible, as an integral part of the composition. And for a landscape, at least at the present, this is vital so I don’t get lost amongst it all!

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