The Glow: Evening’s Golden Lights

Watercolor, versatile and forgiving.

Watercolor,  the easiest of the media to make corrections!

One year later, I returned to the painting.  Washed some areas off, softened off some bits and added a few hints of pastels here and there.   Done!

 

watercolor sunset landscape, bright red sky, mountain at dusk painting, debiriley.com
Evenings Golden Lights, debiriley.com  (c)   2016

 

That is one of the major attributes I like most about watercolor.

How easy it is to make alterations.

That I can return to it,  whenever I feel inclined. Being able to soften the edges even one year later.  To lift paint right off the paper and start afresh if needed.

 

 

Watercolor Landscape:   4 Fast Tips

A Limited palette is easier to work with, my foundation painting I’ve used just 3 colors

Make sure there is adequate Light, Mid and Dark tones in the image

Try to create a ‘pathway’  that leads the viewer’s eye inwards

Come back to it later, when dry – to make corrections is safest approach

 

 

 

Watercolor posts of interest for the beginner and landscape painters:

watercolor basics    (just about everything is on this page!)

 

watercolor trees 

watercolor mountain landscape  with crazy texture

watercolor techniques  

 

 

 

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12 comments

    • thank you Margaret! I share with WP, the good, the bad, the ugly paintings!
      I wanted to share this one, because it WAS ‘hidden under the bed’ painting. ie not yet resolved image. I want to share with WP and www an artist’s journey – exciting, enchanting, with moments of plummeting lows. But Then. you get back up & keep going. I’m pretty sure you get it, M. This journey is not all sunshine, smiles and roses, just because it “Should Be” but is a journey I’ve chosen to follow. And attempt to show it… like it is. Watercolors – there’s always another Path to take to success. Thank you Margaret 🙂

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    • hi Graham, thank you! Yes, I did use pastels, Mt. Vision the lovely, big soft ones.
      I probably didn’t explain this very well in my post, sorry!
      I haven’t been a huge fan of the ‘pencils’ as they have some traits, that don’t integrate with my Impressionist, working approach as well.

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