Your Watercolour Paintings Hiking in Banff, Alberta

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    Paula
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    Here’s a little waterfall scene from a hiking trip a few years back. I tried direct painting this time.  A different palette, too–sap green, lemon yellow, winsor violet, yellow ochre, ultra marine, cobalt turquoise, and burnt sienna.  I like the dark green that a mixture of Winsor violet and sap green makes. I usually don’t use green from a tube, but I also like the light green that you get from lemon yellow and sap green.  I learned these combinations from a book by Lucy Willis–love her watercolors!

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    Paula
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    P.S. This is one of those paintings that looks so much better if you stand back from it (and take off your glasses, too–Ha!)

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    AlexK
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    Painting is looking very fresh nd alive. Interesting brushwork. I like how it goes through entire painting, little bit like Van Gouge. Greens are great. I think I’ve tried sap green long time ago. Didn’t work for me. I’ve managed to make nice mud out of it:)

    waterfall turned out very nice. Transition from light to darker blue make it look real.

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    K8
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    Very pretty painting, Paula. Impressionistic brush strokes and great color palette! I really like the waterfalls, too, especially the effects of it pooling at the bottom. The layered effect of the shale is spot on. Nice painting!

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    Paula
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    Actually this waterfall is in Glacier National Park. I got my photos mixed up.

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      AlexK
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      Interesting park! Beautiful scenery. I went through my fotos a few times but never could pick something to paint.  I was lucky to spend there a few days. The worst thing there for me was it’s camping in the tent in forest. I was ready to be eaten by bears at night:)

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    Brad
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    Very nice. I like the brush work indicating the strata in the rocks and the movement of the water. Great light

    Take time to look and make sure you see.

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