Trees and Leaf Litter
Alaska is a wonderful place.
A number of years ago my sister and I drove to Vancouver and took an Alaskan cruise. We both had a wonderful time.
I ‘m very glad that I had a digital camera, otherwise it would have cost me a fortune to get all the pictures developed.
Several of the pictures I took have ended up as watercolour paintings or sketches.
Here is one from a photo taken in a temperate rain forest.
After doing a pencil sketch I used frisket to block the paint from covering the areas I wanted to leave white.
There was a lot of leaf litter on the forest floor which was not very colourful so I added some to the painting.
The background required several washes until I got it the way I wanted.
The colours in the photos are different due to the fact that the works in progress pictures were taken inside and the photos from the finished work were take outside.
Posted on August 8, 2012, in Cross Training, Watercolours and tagged Alaska, art, leaf litter, nature, temperate rain forest, temperate rainforest, trees, watercolor, watercolour paintings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.