Friday, July 11, 2008

Paintings of the Cliff

I spent yesterday and today painting with Diana. I used the same photo for both paintings. Yesterday's is the more conservative, except for the long narrow shape. Today I wanted to improve what I thought was the the lack of good watercolor technique. In fact, I used gouache to cover up some mistakes in value. I was determined to do better today. I did do a better job with the watercolor, but I think the exaggerated color really doesn't improve things much. Also, the addition of the gouche gives a solidity that watercolor alone doesn't have. I may experiment more with the combination.
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