Magog Down Landscape

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From Saturdays rather beautiful but soggy painting morning I have worked up the painting in my Studio, here at End House.

i have washed in a cerulean blue graded in to a bank of cloud. Cerulean with orange makes a lovely grey. Then when just damp go back with a tissue to take out grey wash at top of cloud and add a touch of Payne grey to the underside.

I’ve sketched in the landscape towards Stapleford and washed sweeps of ochre in the fore ground… Time for a brew of tea while it dries….

 

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Ok now the greens and ochres are washed into the fields. A green grey is used in the distance to create depth.

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As you can see I’m working with my watercolour sketches and drawings. no photos !!!

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This starts to get tricky as I work in foreground, I like to use scraffito , scratching into the paper, to create fine darker lines suggesting the grasses and the plough marks in the distances.

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Nearly there! A few shadow tones on the fields under the hedges, some white body paint in the near grasses for the impression if the daisies.

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Here we are this morning ! Finished piece and I ‘m pretty happy…. Time for a coffee then out sketching….

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