Currie Barracks – The Entrance

This is another image from Currie Barracks.  I’m very pleased with this.  It was a very complicated scene with all the leafy shadows and a lot of similar values except for the door and the trees.  I think that I captured the shadows giving the sense of complication but actually fairly simple.  I also love the door.  I think my technique really captured the shadows and detail of the door again without going over board.

This is the second painting in a row where I felt that I painted with much more restraint than usual.  I remember noticing as I painted that there was a certain calmness and a slower developing of the darker values.  I added just a touch of gouache at the end for some of the branches and some of the lighter bars on the door.

Currie Barracks – The Entrance
watercolour
9 X 12

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