Little light landscape

little glowing landscape watercolour by sue wellington
Another quick, small (10 x 15cm) landscape watercolour on Fabriano 300gsm rough paper to test techniques. This particular rough paper really collects the watercolour grains in it’s pockets. I didn’t know at first whether I really wanted this effect when¬†painting ¬†the water. It’s a beautiful effect in trees. But for water? But I’ve decided I will use it. The landscape I’m painting is stoney and grey and this paper effect gives a stoney quality to the water so it seems true to the theme.