Thursday, July 17, 2014

Watercolor Landscapes from Italy by Polly Jones

View from San Miniato by Polly Jones
View from The Boboli Gardens by Polly Jones

These were painted on site. We found high places in Florence for amazing views.  Having time to sit and paint was a great way to experience Italy and rejuvenate.  It was a wonderful contrast to all of the crowded museums and mass transportation. 

The top painting was done with a micron pen and watercolor while the bottom was just plain watercolor.  I'm still trying to get the hang of the layering process of watercolor.  It really makes a difference to let areas dry before adding details.  It creates a more translucent affect with crisp edges to contrast with the more "flowey" areas.  I think I just made up a word.

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