Playing around with watercolour


I’ve been wanting to paint this for such a long time… It’s from a photo I took by the lake in Queenstown NZ

Texture Study


So I’ve been playing around with texture.  I did an extremely lean underpainting.

Then I mixed pumice and medium with lots of pigment and plastered it on pretty thickly.

I rubbed it back with a rag and let it dry thoroughly.

It was looking very flat and lifeless, so yesterday I whacked on thick, milky paint and highlighted the rough and smooth contrasts.

Hmmm….still thinking….