42. Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada, watercolors on paper. 2012

On my recent travels to Andalucia, I spent several days in the beautiful mountain town of Rhonda.  The mountain ranges of several national parks girded the horizon.  This is a quick watercolor sketch of mountain peaks, using some new techniques to try to achieve the depth of oils using watercolors.  The paints I’ve applied are nearly the density of ink.  The paper is a very thick, hand-made paper–when the paper is extensively worked, threads of the section lift off the plane of the page.  The combination of these two effects render a more three-dimensional effect (whereas watercolors normally are a very flat medium in general.)

~ by Delfino on 2012/11/23.

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