Walk One Hundred and Seventy-Three – Season of mists
All day its been warm and slightly misty, so I wanted to convey the soft appearance of the landscape with the low afternoon light. I had a look at Roz Stendhals excellent web site to see if I could get some tips about the dreaded Graphitint pencils, which she uses to great effect. One thing she suggests is to create a colour chart of the pencils both wet and dry so that you know how the colours will look if wetted. So do you think I did that? Did I hell. Im all about getting on with it rather than sensible preparation. I dont even know which colours I have in my water colour palette so whenever any of the pans need replacing I have to make a guess at whatever colour it was. Anyways the big change I made compared to the last couple of goes Ive had with Graphitints, was to use very expensive hot pressed Arches paper which I think helps. I still dont get water-soluble pencils, but I was happier with this than my previous attempts with this medium. The sky had to be added with normal watercolour paint as there doesnt seem to be a suitable colour to use in the pencils.