Leeds Castle Panorama Progress Painting

Yorky

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Here’s a panorama I assembled from photos taken on a recent visit to Leeds Castle. It was a dull rainy day so I have substituted a blue sky.
Transferred from wetcanvas.

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My sketch 21×9 on 200lb Saunders Waterford rough paper:

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Initial washes applied:

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Foreground and trees added:

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Windows added:

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Reflections etc:

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Finished Painting:

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Painting framed:

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All in all an interesting painting to do.

Doug
 

Terri

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Yes, it was scaled from the assembled print.
Doug
Thank you! I am ignorant of watercolor, and this looks so delicate and lush. I was curious if there needs to be a ground barrier between graphite and watercolor, as I hear so often in other media.
 

Yorky

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No, watercolour and pencil work fine together. Many painters never try to remove the pencil lines. I often strengthen my drawing with ink.
Doug
 

Terri

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No, watercolour and pencil work fine together. Many painters never try to remove the pencil lines. I often strengthen my drawing with ink.
Doug
I learn something new every day around here. :) Thanks, Yorky!
 

Hermes2020

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Thank you for the kind of post I enjoy very much, Doug. It is kind of you to share your workflow with us. The wonderful end result is a bonus in my opinion. It is interesting to see such a variety of artistic tastes here, from my taste for grungy textures and sombre colours, to more refined tastes like yours.
 

Artyczar

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Thank you for posting this Yorky. This is a wonderful piece and a great example of process. And I love it! ♥️
 

joe1It

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Yorky, thanks, it's a wonderful painting, and it's very nice to see the various stages and information about it.
 

mbeckett

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No, watercolour and pencil work fine together. Many painters never try to remove the pencil lines. I often strengthen my drawing with ink.
Doug
this is a beauty! love the 'in progress' photos. i like how you termed using ink as "strengthened". i usually refer to adding ink as trying to "save" a painting! :LOL:
 

Maybenartist

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What a great idea to paint a panorama. Love the reflections and the curve of the foreground lawn area. Looks very good to me.. shadows, highlights, everything.
 

Joan T

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Doug, this came out great!!! That reflection is amazing. I don't know how I got out of the habit of visiting the Watercolor Forum on WC. I haven't seen your work in too long. Well done, sir!
 
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