TRY THIS WATERCOLOUR ‘Misty Castle’


‘Donan’ Misty Castle : 1. Sketch the outline above.

2. Mix the following colours: Cerulean blue, Cobalt blue, Pale green, Dark green, Sepia, Raw sienna, Payne’s grey, Yellow, and a little purple.

3. Wet the sky area. Using cerulean blue & a touch of cobalt paint the sky and just before it dries use a tiny ball of tissue to create a mist / cloud effect.

Repeat the same procedure in the area that is the lake / water.

4. Next, using a mixture of raw sienna & sepia paint in the bridge.

5. Paint in the Island with hints of various greens, yellow & a little sepia.

6. At this point you can add the refection of the castle. Leave to dry.

7. Use greens, and small amounts of Payne’s grey & sepia – even add touches of purple over the hills, and before it all dries use a tiny piece of fresh tissue to dab out ‘mist’ effect over the hills. You could even try a few colours in the water area / wet it / dab it to create a mist effect.

8. Add detailed brick work to the Castle using Sepia and a small brush. Add some greens within the arches.

9. Create some ‘dots’ of detail in the distance within the bridge arches.

10. Why not ‘Put up a pole’ and a flag, with a tinge of red, to compliment the greens.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS AND KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR NEXT WEEKS WATERCOLOUR TO TRY WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE 2ND APRIL, ENTITLED ‘ WINDOW WITH FLOWERS’.

Many of you are painting at the same time each week 12noon to 3pm on a Thursday and a Saturday – that way we feel connected at this difficult time!


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