3 Colour Palette

Plein air watercolour demonstration - Malmesbury #2 - Rain stopped play

Just to show what it's like painting outdoors in the UK in summer, here's my second effort in a town local to me, Malmesbury.  So a quieter spot this one and meant to be a study of the end of the church, some tomb stones and a tree casting shadow.  But as the painting progressed, a fine misty rain came down and spoiled the show...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press 300 gms paper - not waterproof paper but damned good!




Plaza la Puntilla, Las Palmas, Spain

Plaza de la puntilla las palmas

Las Palmas, Spain. 15" x 11"

The end of the long beach in Las Palmas and raised open square beyond overlooking the bay.  A beach has many colours when I observe them.  The more I look, the more colours I see.  Painting done with my trusty 3 colour palette (with a neutral tint added for the darks), which I enjoy using more than my full palette to be honest.  It's interesting sometimes to see the output of some colour combinations without it getting to green/brown/muddy.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms.