Up MainPosted: June 21, 2016
Up and down views are something I rarely get to draw in Montreal. Flat street scenes can get pretty boring, I’ll admit. Rockport is all hills. Views leading down to the harbour and up through houses and gardens. For this sketch I had one goal– to put down colour and value in the simplest way possible. There’s very little glazing in this type of approach. Mix the colour as accurately as possible on your brush, put the wash on the paper, drop in more colour if it’s too light, and let it dry. It’s a great mental exercise because it forces you to really look at one shape next to another before you put any pigment on paper.