A quick sunset demo in watercolour

A very quick sunset demo in watercolour

One of my students was painting a sunset and had started with the dark clouds, planning to add the colour later.   This was a really quick demo to show her how it is better to get in the luminous colours first, so that they then shine through thin layers of cloud - just as it works in life.

So ....  messy and rushed!  but hopefully it showed what I meant, with the underlying glow shining through the clouds.   If elements have to be luminous and full of light then I try to get them down first whenever possible, whether it's sky or leaves against the light.

This was done in the S&B Zeta sketchbook.


Margo said…
Thanks for sharing that quick demo, sometimes quick says it all doesn't it?
vivien said…
It does I agree

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