Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Easy steps to paint trees and water

Blea Tarn watercolour by Jane Ward

Just finished this watercolour of Blea Tarn for The Online watercolourcourse it's exciting working on some new projects. This study shows easy steps to paint 'trees' and 'water' and using a limited palette an ideal way  to improve colour mixing.
I once visited Blea Tarn very early in the morning, thinking the Langdale pikes would be beautifully reflected into the calm small tarn. It's quite a trek from Keswick to get to, so you can imagine I was little disappointed with the sun full on the pikes without not one shadow showing their wonderful shapes or even a slight reflection in the Tarn. The moral of the story is figure out the direction of sunlight before setting the alarm clock!

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