"On a Winters Day II"
My latest large watercolor painting, 19.5" x 26" and how I did it!
Starting with the background, I painted a very wet wash with Manganese Blue, Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna. The combination of staining, earth and metallic pigments enabled me to get more texture in the wash.
Because the building will be painted light values, I had to paint around them which I don’t like to do. The alternative is to use a masking fluid to “protect” them so that I could paint “through” them. Painting up to the edge leaves hard edges that will have to be dealt with later.