Watercolor on watercolor paper, A4Plein air paintingI loved all the gray colors of winter, the delicate changes in tones, the morning fog, but not the cold :). Got high fever after this session, but it was worth the experience.
the view musée du louvre tuileries garden winter france paris
Love your watercolors Paulina!
Thank you Sam, glad you like it! It was very cold, but the pleasure was immense! :)
Another lovely watercolor work! Paris, a perfect subject!
Thank you my dear! Happy you love it! Oh yes it is. Every street is just a great subject for painting.
I love the gray scales of winter too. I love the stark appearence of trees and objects as they stand against the cold. This is just delighful.
Thank you so much Ken for your kind comment!
awesome work, Paula.
Thank you, Value! Paris is my passion and love.
I guess, in order to deal with all of the detail; one has to go for simplification of forms/buildings/streets/scenery; the picture also has rhythm…in the repeated lines/shapes; also, a strong sense of perspective is realised through capturing people who are seen large up close/and, small further backwards. I think, thought that skilled artists tend to make these things look ever so easy; but, when you go out and try doing the same thing for yourself; it’s like ‘information overload’; with more than a million things to both see/capture; and, nearly everything moving; the clouds change in the sky/the sun changes strength; the people don’t stop but, keep on walking/running/even if they stand still they still keep moving their head/body/feet; then, one has to ask the big questions…how to go about framing the picture/what is the best view to see it from; and, also, just how much detail should I capture/or else, leave out? If you tried to draw every single leaf/branch on a tree; then, you might be there forevermore! Every single brick in a building; giving each person you draw a unique face; in the end, to make things far less of a nightmare the artist feels it necessary to simplify as much as is possible; capture a quick overall sense of guesture/no need to indicate every brick in a set of steps; instead, just make it all one single line. Then, there is design/colour/tones…light in front/darker at the back due to atmosphere/composition…how to lead the eye in. No wonder I decided to quit; rather than keep constantly failing at it! Anyway, who knows, maybe, one day, I will go back and give it another try… Thanks very much for the lesson. ;-)
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