Sunday, September 02, 2012

The foothills

I know that it's best to draw and paint from life, but I am often inspired by photographs I come across on the web.

This little watercolour is from a photo I found on the National Geographic site, if I remember correctly, one of these views from the sky. It was the perfect photo to experiment with my latest favourite colour mixes (PV19+PY184+PB35).

It looks better from a distance than close up, I'll admit. I'll have to get back to it from a different perspective, I think, with finer line work maybe, particularly for the bottom part, but I love the reds and purples in the upper half, so it wasn't a complete waste of time!

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