Adrie Hoekstra and myself went painting on location, the weather forecast was sunny all day!
Well it wasn’t really the case in the morning. It was chilly, and I was happy I brought my fleece jacket.
But when we arrived it was a gorgeous view. The mist above the marshes and the churches just appeared on the Horizon!
The first wash was a grey misty color with a warm touch above the horizon,
I washed the first tones on paper to establish the misty feel. After that, it did take ages to dry it seemed. When the paper was still damp, I painted the distant trees.
Then was the moment I must wait patiently that all was dry, so I could get along, without creating mud.
We did a coffee and Adrie did bring a traditional treat from Zeeland, the Dutch Zeeland that is!
The sun did came out some more, so I could go on, the churches were put in place with the rest of what was left on my palette,
and the distant line of trees also, I just added some warmer pigments to the same greys on the palette,
so I stayed in balance with my colors.
Grass on the right were done,middle and left, and I made sure it disappeared on the horizon, just by adding water.
I dropped some warm pigments in the wet washes. And I added some heavier color in the water, only in the front!
Drying time again!
After that, I added a few simple details, still not sure about the fence, but what can you do, its watercolor!
I mixed up a dark , and made the details.
For a more dramatic misty feeling, I brushed away some distance views, and decided it was done!
We did have a fine morning in the Eilandspolder.
This is a edited post, the pigment used are left out this time.