|Corner building, Viñales main road. A3 pen & ink © Sue Pownall 2011|
The day after I hopped on and off the bus (the afternoon had been spent stuck in a bar listening to music because of the torrential rain- honestly), Elio drove me into the countryside to a small cascade and was left there for an hour and half to paint it. Having wandered around a bit, the sun hitting the plants in front of the water was the obvious subject for my painting and seemed an okay composition. It was already very hot at 9am, so I sat under the road bridge, where nothing passed over, and painted the scene. I normally photograph a scene like this, and did, so the painting was a challenge. I think I did okay, but think my pen & watercolours are always more successful than pure watercolour for scenery. Also, this looks better in the original: blaming scanner!
|Una Cascada. 35x25cm 425gm cold pressed, watercolour © Sue Pownall 2011|
|Farm buildings. © Sue Pownall 2011|
|Edificios de la granja. © Sue Pownall 2011|
|© Sue Pownall 2011|