Grey skies in Keswick after a beautiful sunny day yesterday, but I didn't mind too much and lost myself in a warm Italian landscape. Fisher 400 paper was attached to a board and I roughly sketched the buildings with a soft pencil. The Acrylics came out of the cupboard, Cerulean, Cad yellow light, Cad Red and Winsor blue was used for the dark greens. Then a secret weapon 'Buff Titanium' an unusual colour that I find mixes well with all shades and can help with harmony!Some darker shades of Greens, Ochres and touches of Red were popped into the foreground.
With Acrylics bone dry it was time for the Glorious pastels and with lots of bright colours jostling for space off we went.
Pastels are applied to bring out the lights (hopefully) and add a little detail. Letting the painting work itself and standing back often to see where it's going.
With sore fingers from a touch to much rubbing, you don't get that with watercolour!! It's time to rethink
and see how it's going in a few days with fresh eyes.