update on the inktense version of the Crowns at Botallack - making corrections
The Crowns, Botallack, inktense and mixed media
I wasn't happy with this and have worked on it a little more. You can see the previous stage here.
I wanted to keep the sky as it sets the mood and adds scale and distance - but for me the composition wasn't really working as it was. One change was to darken the sky - it needed to be darker to balance the tone of the lower part of the painting. I gave the horizon a slightly lost edge against the clouds on the right to get away from that hard horizon line. I also wanted that sense of light coming through a gap in the clouds to light up the cliff tops and sea, with passing shadows so it was important to see the clouds. I do love that sort of light.
I lost the hard forward edges of the buildings where the ink lines were too heavy - watercolour mixed with white gouache helped me to lose them and allow edges to be softer and closer tonally to the sea in places.
Then I warmed up the colour of the cliff tops where the light hits.
The ochre/sienna colours in the clifftops is echoed a little in the clouds but doesn't show too well here.
I think it's better now. Do you?