I have a lot of fun doing these quick, little watercolour studies. It’s a chance to practice ideas with minimal pressure. I just glance over my photos and the first one that catches my interest gets painted!
A Glance On Stephan Ave
This one had really interesting architectural shapes and a neat attitude from the subjects. When I painted it I liked everything except the figures. They were completely lost in the background. Since it was a failed painting, at that point, I decided it was gouache to the rescue! The figures were completely redone in gouache.
River & Osborne: Waiting To Get Home
This one came about very accidentally. I took the photo with my iPad on a bright, sunny day. The iPad created a whole different feeling. It was a blast to try and keep it wet and atmospheric.