Thursday, 23 April 2009

Ashness Bridge in Mizzle or Drizzle

You would think that painting outdoors in the rain with watercolours would not produce the best of paintings and would not be such a joyous occasion, but we had a lovely couple of hours positioned under the golfing brollies trying to capture Ashness Bridge, and the rain kept the tourists away! Working wet in wet on Fabriano extra rough stretched paper with limited colours of Prussian Blue, Cobalt Violet, Burnt Sienna and a touch of winsor yellow and it was very wet in wet the damp conditions the essence of watercolour!it also meant that it didn't dry until I reached home.

Ashness bridge painted on site 23rd April 2009

4 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Gorgeous! And such a story of the triumph of art over the elements!

jane ward said...

It did feel a bit like that Elizabeth, I think passers by thought we were raving mad!!!

Wendy said...

It's amazing how you can transform a dull view into a beautiful painting!

Teresa said...

You really have an eye for seeing what something can be and not just what it currently is. Love the painting!