A bit lost here. I think this piece ought to be a demonstration of carefully balanced strong tones but I’m not quite that expert yet.
Watercolour on pencil first:
Version 2.0 is intended to be ‘stronger’. Better colours, more ‘graphic’ less splashy in the hills. It’s started off that way. I’m taking a lot of time to mix colours in the buildings so they have depth of colour, even though lines and shapes are loose.
In the end I get a stronger picture. What I really really want is something much stronger, and more about shape and ‘colour theory’. I have no idea – but I suspect I need to set up a pallete of an autumnal type, and then use the transparency of watercolour to blend them into the picture. We’ll see. As for changing the shape of one’s ‘line’, it’s about as easy as changing your handwriting. Encoded in the muscle memory of childhood scrawl, it’s a highly personal signature that’s hard to change. Anyway, here’s v2.0:
I’m delighted to discover how much this was liked, especially by a friend who is learning to paint. Rhondda#2 became a gift to him, and we both set out to create copies, of our own. We drew the outlines, and then started painting. I’m going to town on the clingfilm. It going to give texture to the hills beyond and the wasteland below the houses.
And here’s Rhonda #3.. slightly darker