Another entry into the PaperArtsy challenge entitled Doors, Windows, Architecture.
I based this piece upon a photo that I took a couple of years ago at a beautiful little village on the North coast of Spain. Somewhere very special to us that we have been visiting for the best part of 30 years.
I began by gessoing a page in my girl's annual and tearing up and attaching pieces of manuscript and dictionary pages.
Next, with a stabilo pencil, I drew the main outlines of the buildings.
Using PaperArtsy fresco paints, I filled in the buildings, and backgrounds.
I thought that this was in the style of Cezanne, and then climbed down from my perch and got real!
On reflection, maybe I should have stopped at this stage! What do you think?
Anyway, I added detail with a fine black pen and with my Stabilo pencil and washed water over the marks.
As advised by my guru, Alison Bomber, I found an alternative to using greens for foliage and mixed yellows, blues and purples!
I may have overworked my final piece, but can't go back now.
Here is the original photo of Cudillero.
Critiques of any helpful description are gratefully received.