These three small studies of the colours of the Minch, looking cross towards Harris, were done on 300gsm rough watercolour paper, three sheets placed alongside one another on a large board on my easel. The differences between them aren’t dramatic, but rather they’re studies focusing on the effect of small things, changes made after the initial laying in of colours of possibilities I want to consider. Here they are side by side for easy comparison:
I don’t have a favourite overall, there are pieces from each I will use in a larger painting at some point.
4 Replies to “3 Minch Studies”
My favourite is the 2nd one, but I see merit in all.
Love these views of the sea, particularly the last one with the darker horizon and the lighter seas in the foreground: it looks like the viewer is in the sea! However, I don’t understand the pale blue strip on top with your name on it — it does detract from the overall picture…
Yes it does, but it’s so that when my photos are reposted on other websites the source of the photo is always there (unless someone deliberately crops it off).
Yes, I agree. But I really love the pictures. I paint a lot of seascapes and haven’t really tried one with a pallet knife before, so this is new inspiration. Love learning new things.