En plein air, continued

In the last watercolour class I went to (David Forster’s class), I painted this:


I didn’t like how weak the trees looked surrounded by stronger colours. If the background were white, it might have worked, but I found it quite unpleasant in that state. This evening, I spent a few minutes to make the trees more substantial. I prefer this, although I still think it requires work:

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    • timhards

      That’s interesting. I had commented that I didn’t like how the trees looked originally – surrounded by stronger colours – but looking at it more carefully it might have been the lack of contrast with the top part of the sky that was putting me off. With hindsight I think I should have done as you commented and darkened the sky instead. Thanks for giving me more to think about.

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