I've not been at home much lately, which makes it difficult to maintain a regular blog, and this week we're running a painting course in Mid Wales. The beautiful sunshine on the last two days made excellent light for sketching outdoors, although it has been a little on the cold side. The weather forecast told us that it was going to be quite different from this, which makes us rather sceptical about their forecasts of doom for our planet.
As I've mentioned before, carrying out a monochrome is an excellent way of learning to apply watercolour without the problem of colour mixing, but when you add a further colour like this it will take you one stage further and possibly increase the drama. Dark, moody paintings like this can convey a striking sense of mystery, so don't be afraid to apply some really strong darks in your watercolours.
Our exhibition at Art Matters in Tenby is now running and continues until the 28th April see details on our website