My last post was about sketching in Stratford Upon Avon. This one is more about using that sketch to produce a painting.
Here is my slightly wobbly sketch of the Guild Chapel and school from yesterday…
… and my freshly drawn sketch ‘in-situ’
The next day I decided to add some more drawing and details from photos – here is a shot of overlapping drawings placed together.
This is how my drawing looked after scanning and pasting together…
The next stage was to apply colour. Here it’s a mixture of watercolours and acrylic paint. The acrylics tend to give it more of the look of an illustration but really the difference between a painting and ‘illustration’ is pretty arbitrary.
Here is my finished painting. I’m quite pleased with it. I had thought to maybe add a sky – but in this case it is not entirely necessary.
My last photo is just another more acute view along the half-timbered frontage of the school and Guildhall. With the sun coming around and throwing long shadows from the lamp-posts and signage this is all very Tim Wilmot-esque. Maybe one for another painting sometime?
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Looks great. I agree with you about the sky. Do we always need to add sky?