Watercolour Challenge

I received a commission to ‘draw’ Dover Cottage in Rye Harbour. As you can see this is more foliage than house and the brief was to capture the dramatic colours of the three main shrubs ; lilac, ceanothus and photinia which are all at their combined best in early May. This required a lot of attention to colour mixing whilst still keeping the colour fresh and the overall feel still sketch like and not over worked. I used Windsor and Newton and Daniel Smith watercolours. Clients were very happy.