Rome sunset

Rome sunset

I haven't attempted a landscape with my coloured pencils yet so I must try. At least you have had a go Carolyn, it's not so easy to blend pencils as it is to use watercolour. Have another go!

I think you have made a good attempt Carolyn, as Margaret said watercolour pencils aren't easy to blend, but you have got a lovely rosey glow to your painting, I haven't attempted anything big with them, so well done for trying, what I can say to you is don't be afraid to add plenty of water and use a decent size brush when working big, I hope this helps.

Margaret, I just thought that as it was such a busy scene I would use wYercolour pencils. I have decided to be more adventurous when I have the time !

Thank you Linda. I did use waterbrushes but think they were too small. I've got it in my head to get a big paintbrush and put a wash on the whole of the picture. Not sure whether to use just water or to glaxe it with a pale purple. Any ideas?

Don't go with a wash over everything, do a small section at a time, say for instance, do your buildings first then be more adventurous and go for the water, hope I haven't gone on too long 🤣🤣🤣

Thanks Linda, I will give it a try. Your help and advice is always well received :-)

I do like the effect that has been achieved here with the pencils, an under-rated medium.

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A complete change....Oh no! .... the photo that I took of this scene is very pretty. alas I cannot reproduce it. Coloured watercolour pencil

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Carolyn Parkinson

I am a retired Physical Eduction Teacher of 33 years. Having always regretted choosing to study Physics O' Level over Art, (and not having done any artwork since then apart from doodling during meetings!...) I decided on my retirement in August 2016 that it was time to start drawing and painting…

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