VSW: Dublin, with a Wee Bit O’Color

Okay, you KNOW I am not big on self-criticizing…
But gads the green got away from me.
I think this is a good lesson in not just planning from a sketching point of view,
but from a color point of view, as this became green on green on green!

We left the sketch, ready to color.

Grisaille and skies, and the yellow in the tiles…

Then as I moved into detail / color everywhere, I was
overwhelmed by green and dark and *ARGH*  how to save??
I liked the tiles from Christ Church at the bottom —
and took liberties with the color as some were black and white.

I like some of the vignettes.

And hated some of the areas where the planning was
not thought out.  Lettering saved it some…  It looked good in B + W!

Layout is so important!

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Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt (Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe), Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, White Uniball Signo, Sennelier, Holbein, and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to VSW: Dublin, with a Wee Bit O’Color

  1. loisajay says:

    The greens are all pretty but I really do love the splatters!

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  2. Fran says:

    I love the green and the design below adds so much. Good work Kate.

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  3. dweezer19 says:

    Ths looks great Kate but I want to view it again at home on a larger screen.

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  4. ejmordasky says:

    wonderful post…and text etc…very very impressive and the colors are sooooo great looking..!

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