After 10 nights in Newcastle, I headed inland along the Hunter River to Maitland and surrounding areas for 4 nights. The Hunter Valley wine region is the most famous area connected with the Hunter River, but that wasn’t my focus for this brief visit.
In Maitland there is a new-ish riverwalk along the flood embankment and while it wasn’t the most exciting view the tables and benches in the sun looked to be a good spot to sketch from.
And here is the final version. Ah! I love being in the countryside! Both my parents grew up on dairy farms so it always makes me happy to be in this kind of farming area with cows nearby!
This is due to a combination of three factors:
2. The coloured pencils create some resist to the watercolour.
3. Most importantly, the characteristics of the watercolour wash – both in terms of the pigments/colours used (mostly DS Hansa Yellow Medium and SCH French Ultramarine) and the ratio of pigment to water in the wash.
If you haven’t already heard, I’m hosting a Live Version of my Watercolour course in June and I’m really looking forward to exploring these two important characteristics of watercolour in more detail. So stay tuned for more watercolour goodies in the lead up to starting the course. (Find out more about the Watercolour Live Version here).