Painting a Landscape

Sometimes I get asked to paint landscapes, from a favourite image. This is the second one for the same client. My process is , first, I play around with the colours in the digital image, if it needs a bit of “punching up”. Then. I complete an enlarged drawing, to the size that the client requests and transfer the image to a pieceof watercolour paper. Then, using masking fluid and a ruling pen, I begin masking off to preserve whites that are small and textural. Then the layers of paint begin…. usually, from lighter to darker. I always dry between layers. i also mask off other details between layers, and paint into negative shapes.

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