Watercolour roughly A4 based on photo by Malcolm Coils on PMP. I liked the composition after cropping photo and wanted to paint a very impressionistic / semi abstract version by keeping the boat, steps and house fronts pure white and glazing layers of flat colour to build up the picture before adding some very loose dark lines and marks to focus on the centre of the painting. There was to be very little detail. But I couldnt decide how to paint the house on the right or a way of breaking up the large expanse of harbour wall. In the end I just decided to forget that idea and get some paint on the paper. Ive kept in a couple of elements from the original abstraction, so if you see anything that doesnt make sense in real life, you now know why.
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