Experiments with watercolour

This week I spent a few days at St. Ives, Cornwall.  I took part in a three day course called Expressive Watercolour, which had a particular emphasis on techniques to create effects and textures with watercolour such as using salt, resists, and different tools to apply paint.  I had hoped for more opportunities to paint out of doors, but took the opportunity in the studio to paint three versions of the same view using different approaches.  These were based on a pencil drawing I did on location of the church and houses overlooking the harbour at St Ives.

 

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2 thoughts on “Experiments with watercolour

    1. Yes, I used salt on all of them, to varying degrees, although the blue one it looks like an insect invasion! You scatter salt into a wet wash of paint and leave it, and it creates a pattern/texture as the salt absorbs the water.

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