Canal Gardens in progress

Roanna Carleton Taylor (thread)
After the initial sketch I do an underpainting with thinned paint. I'm not bothered about colour at this stage, just placement.
Once I've done the underpainting I start to think about values and which will be the darker/lighter parts of the painting
Then I start to think about block colour.
Here I'm adding darker tones and low lights as a base for the painting
Thenn I start to add some of the highlights. Oil paint works dark to light unlike watercolour which works light to dark
Starting to build up some of the background detail
Adding some texture and shape to the blocked sections
Playing around with things here. Changed the shape of the water a few times
Added in background colour
Adding in top level detail here like the fountain in the water
Changing shapes and adding texture to block areas of colour
Finishing off final details and checking shadows and shade
The finished painting

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