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.

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!


  2. Fran says:

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


  3. dweezer19 says:

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


  4. ejmordasky says:

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


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