Sunday, October 4, 2015

Barn Raising - Lesson 4

The architectural elements are now more obvious.  As I 'build' the barn and silo I am also adding more washes to the foreground keeping the values balanced.  For the watercolourist, I am primarily using a dry brush technique to add details but quite often use clear water to soften edges.  This is a large painting - the paper is 22" x 30" - and it is important to use detail for the focal point and not the whole painting.  The eye doesn't want to be jumping around the composition.