lundi 17 juin 2013

In the Marais

Morning from the Pont Marie. June 5.

Medieval Marais. June 7

I've wanted to try this technique for a long time.  My husband's great grandfather, who was the head of Croatian railroads, did wonderful watercolor paintings on the backs of train schedules.  The paper was a lovely ochre color, and he used opaque white to bring out the light.

So I sketched this little street in the Marais on-site, then painted in my studio at the Cité des Arts.  Painted the entire background with  yellow ochre, then used grays and chinese white to bring out the lights and darks.

I like this technique, it seems to fit the old and lovely buildings.

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