Getting a new perspective, watercolor on paper mounted on board by Sandrine Pelissier

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This is a watercolor on paper mounted on board. Until now I have been using a layering technique with watercolors mostly for portraits because I find this is a great way to convey the subtle tones of skin and to avoid hard edges. For this subject I want to try that technique to paint the clouds and the sea.

See a step by step painting tutorial here

and a time lapse video here :

Paper Arches, cold press 140 lb
From a picture I took in west Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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I grew up in France but have been living in Canada for the last 12 years, I am currently located in North Vancouver and work from a studio on Pemberton Avenue.

I have two passions:
- Painting the effects of light with watercolor on paper through portraits and cityscapes
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- Building complex textures and edges with acrylics and mixed media on canvas (

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    It works for me! I love the contrast you created with the very soft sky, versus the sharply defined boats.

  • Thanks F.A :)

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Sheri Bawtinheimer
    Sheri Bawtinhe...over 1 year ago

    Sandrine, this is really fantastic!
    I especially enjoyed watching your You-tube video demonstrating the process.Wonderful!!!!

  • Thanks Sheri, I am glad you liked the video!

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    That was very cool to watch your film. Very beautiful results.

  • Thanks Jim, happy to hear you liked the video !

    – Sandrine Pelissier

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetabout 1 year ago

    wonderful atmosphere Sandrine!

  • Merci !

    – Sandrine Pelissier

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