It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote on my art class with half term getting in the way, and then the painting of Venice taking a lot of sessions.
In my previous post and the first class on Venice, we practiced the background wash, building shading and waves. In all honesty comparing that to the finished image really shows how much work has gone into it.
In brief (mainly because I’m not sure I can remember all the stages) this is how we worked this painting.
Starting with a fresh sheet of paper…
- the background wash used cerulean blue and yellow ochre for the sky, moving into cerulean blue/Hooker’s green, then Hooker’s green/cerulean blue for the water
- the skyline buildings started with a flat wash of ultramarine blue, and the shading/features added with a second coat or a stronger mix of ultramarine…
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