View from the Woods ... A study from an original by Richard Thorn (Watercolour)
With my caring duties, it's been a "Long Time" since I did a watercolour. One gets a bit rusty, so I started by doing a study of an original by my favourite artist Richard Thorn to see if I could still mix the colours that I saw in his painting. To get close, I used three colours that I don't normally use ( Cobalt Green, Cobalt Turquoise and Phthalo Green) the other colours used were my normal yellows reds blues and browns. To achieve the flower and leaf detail on the left, I needed to use gouache.
About the Artist
I'm an amateur artist who started to paint in watercolours about 1990, when I found that the watercolours I admired in galleries were way beyond my price range. My thinking was that in time I might be able to produce paintings that I could hang on my wall at home, and be happy with. At the…View full profile