Thursday, 3 February 2011

"Cloisters, Chichester Cathedral"















This little painting is an exercise in monotone. I used mostly burnt sienna, ultramarine and a little raw sienna to describe the stony surfaces,
The light coming from the doorway stands out brightly as it is surrounded by darker tones. Remember, in watercolour, the lightest tone we have is the whiteness of the paper. If you want to make something appear bright, put it next to a dark.

3 comments:

Brinda said...

Wow David! You have certainly caught the light! Such a wonderful painting!

Pat said...

Gorgeous feeling of light!

David Webb said...

I see this scene once a year, when I teach a course just outside Chichester. There isn't much colour in it, but what it lacks in colour it makes up in atmosphere.