Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Linn Cove Viaduct Watercolor Painting

I think this painting is finished now!  I started it last Wednesday at Art Student Academy in Wake Forest. Steve Filarsky was the instructor for Autumn Color in Watercolors.

Linn Cove Viaduct, 2011, Jeanne T. McBrayer

I punched up the color a bit, added the illusion of a railing, and added more foliage in the foreground.  I added more dark paint under the bridge to make it pop more.  I also added a little bit of gray to the blue ridge mountains in the background.  I mixed a very dark green to make the evergreens stand out.

Here is a very cool product if you want to revise a watercolor painting without starting over. 

It is intended to prepare any surface to accept watercolor paints.  Glass, seashells, wood, fabric, metal...all can be prepared first with Watercolor Ground, and then painted with watercolors.  However, it is also good for covering up boo-boos.  In my case, I did not like the shadow that I painted on the viaduct, covered it in the white ground product, and then repainted it in black.

You can see some tutorials on this product at the Daniel Smith website.


Unknown said...

I love that painting, I'd actually buy that...love it.

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