“An acrylic underlay of yellow with a rose wash gives the early evening glow to this snow scene.”
This watercolor study from a trip to Colorado uses a dark underlay of deep forest shadows with tree shape lifted by brush to the aspen lights. I was most interested in variation of color among the light tones of the trees.
While on a painting trip to Ireland, I used watercolor to render this thatch roof cottage at low tide in Ballybaughn. The inlet below the wall had layers of water, stones, seaweed and grasses that create horizontal layers of color and texture, my favorite part of this painting. Again, gouache help to give emphasis to the lights.