Sunday, August 01, 2010

View of Lagrasse #1

We've been to Lagrasse a few times. It's a lovely little town - quite sleepy. I guess we're there a little bit ahead of the tourist hordes that must descend upon it in the summer.

I've based this watercolour on a photograph we took there a few years ago (the light wasn't so good this year). The techniques I've used are inspired by Ann Blockley's Watercolour Textures - she has a section on painting buildings, which really helped me in achieving the effect I was looking for here.

1st attempt - my main problem here is that I forgot all about perspective when I applied wax, so I have some white texture lines at odds with the strong window and kerb lines.

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