Saturday, 2 October 2010

Watercolour skies

Towards Swanage from Southbourne

I thought I'd try some sky sketches in watercolour and gouache. I think I'll stick to pastels next time I go sketching sky. My clouds look way too heavy, like they would crash out of the sky, and I really misjudged the tones. Areas have dried way too dark and whilst some of the dark could be lifted out I think I will keep them this way as a reminder of what not to do. I am enjoying the speed that I'm working at to capture fleeting moments in the light but watercolour is taking too long to dry in the damp weather, still it was a good challenge.

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