Monday, 26 August 2013

A Cotswold Valley

Landscape Watercolour of the Cotswolds, 15" x 11" on Saunders Waterford Rough Paper 140 lbs

An imaginary scene of a Cotswold Valley, practicing the JZ technique of the sense of space, the distance and a landscape that may go on for ever and ever.  The steps were initial wash laid down from top to bottom, increasing the values as you get to the bottom.  Then after drying, a second wash goes in starting with clear water at the top, changing to a light blue for the horizon and again as you come down, increasing the values and forming trees, hedges and going around the houses.  Last steps were the foreground branches and smoke from the chimneys.

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