Alvaro Castagnet Course Painting #6 - Whitby Harbour
Alexandria Street 1, Egypt

Alvaro Castagnet Course Painting #7 - Scarborough


Watercolour 15" x 11" on Saunders Waterford Paper 300 gms Rough

Last day of the Alvaro workshop and a trip into the nearby seaside town of Scarborough.  It poured down with rain all the time we were there, so had to do this from a photo I took on the day.  Anyway lessons learned:

  • Think about composition before a painting - change things you see to suit the composition
  • Avoid painting groups of people together
  • Values in a painting - where are the darkest and lightest areas?
  • Colour - New colour combination Cerulean Blue and Burnt Sienna makes for a great grey
  • Painting techniques - Dry brush strokes, wet in wet.
  • Lost and found
  • Edges




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