Friday, May 8, 2015

Spanish Aqueduct, mixed media

Value study for Spanish Aqueduct painting

There’s a fantastical Roman aqueduct in Ronda, Spain that’s been used time and time again in fantasy and children’s book illustrations. I'd love to paint it en plein air some day but since I'm here and not there, I've picked out a good photo to work from. 
Early stage of the painting, showing acrylic underpainting
and rough blocking in of watercolor and gouache
This piece will be a mixed watermedia of acrylic, watercolor and gouache. My plan is to go slowly, creating a tighter rendering than I’ve done in a while. I'm going to rely heavily on glazing to create the colors and that requires a patient hand....typically not my strong suit in watercolor! But never mind...I'll turn down the throttle and make it look good.

Stay tuned…I’ll be back with more updates on this one…

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