Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tiptree Heath: a work in progress

Walking Nelson the other day, I loved the colours of the heather on the Heath with it's various shades of purples & violets. Unfortunately, my acrylics are in Italy, so I'm trying to capture it in watercolour. I've started wet-on-wet on unstretched 185gm2 Canson's watercolour paper. The trees that line the heather are too strong, but I intend to work up the front later.

BTW I'd love to see how Marian Fortunati would paint this as she does fantastic oil paintings. Check out her work at