Thursday 25 May 2023

old abandoned building in alto mijares, spain

Abandoned stone building above an old aqueduct.

An old, abandoned, stone building in a beautiful peaceful place - you know I'm hardly likely to just walk past that without wanting to sketch it!

This one is built alongside an old aqueduct (sadly no longer with water) and there's a little bridge of the canal. There's a little intro video of this scene in the post after this one, to give a little background of the place.

Join me in sketching this step-by-step.

Thursday 4 May 2023

cañon del rio turia, valencia, spain


paint a canyon in watercolour

I couldn't leave Chulilla in Valencia, Spain, without painting a view of the beautiful canyon. One evening, walking out from climbing in the canyon, I took this photo of the lovely evening light catching the cliffs and the reflections of the cliffs and trees in the water. It was a view just begging to be painted.

In this scene we paint cliffs, background forest, trees and, of course, reflections. It's a painting full of rich colour.