Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sparkles of Sunlight

Here's the view of the inner harbor, looking south from the West pier of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

My goal was to create the sparkles of sunlight by dragging a brush across the paper, leaving little bits of pure white showing through, plus I added a few dots from a gel pen. 

It's almost impossible to get the random quality and the brightness of sparkles if you try to do it with white gouache.


René PleinAir said...

It sure did !!

David Curtis is a master of this kind of scene's

James Gurney said...

Yes, I love David Curtis's watercolors and oils. He turned me on to the term "contre jour."

Unknown said...

Yes, very effective color work.