The Open Road

I bought some watercolour books recently and have been using the wet in wet techniques in them to try and loosen up my painting.  In this painting from a picture I took in France the background is totally different from that in the photograph.

watercolour landscape

The Open Road

I’m not sure where the photograph was taken. It could be from the day we got lost.  We knew we were somewhere in Central France and headed in the right direction.  We figured out where we were once we hit the Loire River, which fortunately was where we wanted to be.

Posted on April 19, 2014, in Cross Training, Watercolours and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Open roads always beckon. Really love your colours. I’m impressed in the way your art is progressing :). Thanks for sharing.

  2. Getting lost in Central France sounds wonderful to me! Beautiful painting.

  3. Cynthia Graham

    Hi Nancy! Lovely painting!
    I have one little suggestion that you might find helpful and an challenge to try it out and let me know how it works for you!
    Avoid mixing complimentary colors while they are wet.
    When you mix compliments, you will get muddy greys or brownish tones.
    So, No red with green, no blue with orange and no purple with yellow. This will keep you colors cleaner.
    When your paint is wet- only mix in the following groups:
    Mix greens and blues, greens and yellows.
    Mix reds, pinks, oranges and yellows.
    Mix reds, pinks, purples, blues.
    This will give you nice bright clean colors!

    It’s always nice to see your blog and to get to still see what you are working on! I still really enjoy following your work!

    Hugs! Cynthia

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