Grey morning

I walk or drive past this view most days and what always thrills me is the big dark tree against the building. Today being very grey, I painted the house with yellow ochre with some of the grey of the sky. The subject is also a mini exercise in mixing greens, varying from yellow and permanent sap green on top of the hedge, darkened with french ultramarine, to a much greyer green in the main tree using very little yellow with french ultramarine and some indian red to achieve a very different green. Painted in a moleskine watercolour sketchbook.

Grey morning

 

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