Dartmouth Inner Harbour - This time portrait orientation!


Dartmouth, Devon, 15" x 22"

I don't often paint in portrait orientation, but I thought this composition looking along the back wall of the 'Inner Harbour' worked well for the aspect.  I do sometimes mix colours on the paper while still moist as you can see for example in the first wash in the foreground.  Timing is important when doing this - if you leave it too late, you end up with a bit of a mess.  I also went for high contrasts like foreground boat and dark harbour wall.  I seem to 'see' darker darks than other people and that reflects in the deep shadows here!

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