I had time to look at the composition with fresh eyes this morning after uploading the video demonstration of this scene yesterday.
|Diablo Lake View|
Compare the revised version of the lower left hand corner of the composition (above) to the initial one (below) as I left it on yesterday's YouTube demonstration.
While I think either one can work in the sense of a sketch on location, I enjoyed working with alternating simplified shapes, colors and values to develop that corner a bit more. The danger is knowing when to stop. The purpose of the sketch is to gather the shapes and colors into a unified whole while retaining the immediacy of a fresh experience with nature.
How would you have done it?
|Initial shapes ready for watercolor. See my demonstration on YouTube|
Day 9: Shapes and Colors
Creating an impression is all about the shapes you use. With a few circles and some horizontal and vertical lines, you can create a stunning beach scene. I was inspired to paint an alpine scene instead.
Day 9 Climbing Mountains