I’m copying merely to imitate and learn how to get certain effects. In this case, texture, colour, blending, ‘light’,..
here’s the (really beautiful) original:
Tried again on a different detail, using more water, wet-on-wet, to get the colour mixes on paper. I think I’ve seen my problem; trying to overlay Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna- they’re opaque and ought to be underneath the transparent purple overlay.
Again the best I can do is take a detail for the enlarge and saturate treatment:
So,.. The next step is to visit my father for some lessons. . .
Dad did this one: