VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia
this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak!
They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul.

Because this process had so much waiting time, I decided to image the steps;
with each additional round of pigments the paper had to thoroughly dry.

The water and fog was a buildup of the same mix, just diluted as necessary.
After it dried, I began to soften the edges and then remove paint to brighten the sunset.

I don’t know how the sandy area granulated…
all of this was done in a watercolor Handbook Journal which has very textured paper.

My notes, which were on the facing page,
and the final bit of dark brushed linear leaf and trunk imagery.

Below, this is all part of the New Caledonia virtual sketchwalk from Aniko Szedlak.

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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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4 Responses to VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

  1. I am amazed that you get such rich colors using the water brush. I gave up using mine except in emergencies. Thanks for sharing your steps.


  2. Louise says:

    I really enjoyed this!!


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