Watercolour Demonstration - How to paint a street scene with cars and people

Monastiraki Athens 4


Athens, Greece, 15" x 11".

The Monastiraki area of central Athens.  This one was a real challenge for watercolour - light from behind and a scene with few contrasts - the sky, buildings and road almost the same tone.  So presented with this I had to make the darks darker especially on the left side and make something 'artistic' on the right side by introducing the part shape of a car and join this to the blue car.



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Jeremy Golding

Very nice! I love your watercolors! I especially like how you often don't draw/paint an object, such as a building, but instead let the shadow define the object's form.

Tim Wilmot

Thank you Jeremy!

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