Watercolour painting: Hogweed and Daisies

watercolour painting.  Hogweed and Daisies
Hogweed and Daisies (watercolour)

This loose watercolour painting was a wonderfully liberating loose exploration of colour.  Once the composition was planned and sketched in, the palette was selected for it’s vibrance.

The foreground provides a lush fresh green canvas for the summer hogweed heads and daisies. Then the viewer is led up the footpaths into the blue  distance to the farm buildings on the hill above. And beyond the farm banks of trees fade off into the distance.

Watercolour painting – the things I love

– Paint textures. Look at how the pigments have created wonderful shapes and grassy textures in the foreground of this painting.

– Soft focus – the blues in the farm buildings, combined with their imprecise edges give a sense of hazy distance

– Tonal values – the pathways that lead the eye up to the farm buildings take the viewer on a journey into the heart of the scene.

 

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