This is our painting project from St Peters group South Shields, who meet on a Wednesday morning for 2hours . It is of course Durham City.
First we did the drawing and that took all of our first 2hr session.. it's a lot of drawing but we decided it was important to take our time and get it right...or as right as possible..we wre allowed artistic licence. Art NOT technical drawing class LOL! end of lesson 1
Then after masking one or two tiny bits like lights white railings couple of tree trunks etc...we used washes of yellow ochre, light red and then Colbalt blue for the sky..giving a warmth across the bottom left of the sky, it creates the effect of warm morning sunshine.
We then added a light wash of yellow ochre and raw umber to the sunnyside of the buildings and then using my distant stone painting technique( you learn that in my workshops and classes) we painting the shady side of the stone buildings. Washes of Light red and light red/ult blu mixes were put over the brick buildings to the left.
end of lesson 2..