Sunday, February 15, 2015

Church on Milton Street

Church on Milton Street
2.5" x 3.5"
Watercolor on paper
Chris Breier © 2015
This is a church that I have often admired on my frequent walks through the neighborhood. I like the architecture, especially the bell tower. I'm really happy with the way the sky turned out. The Indian Yellow from the bell tower spread into the sky area making the clouds appear as though they are illuminated by the late afternoon sun.
I kept the bell tower simple; the dark shadows of the windows that are the only details that I added to it. There are a few faint pencil lines from the initial sketch that show through. I'm always reminding myself to go heavier on the line drawing because I like the look of the pencil marks in a watercolor. It's also another way to "cheat" and put in a few details that would be difficult to accomplish with a brush.
I used QOR watercolors on Aches Rough watercolor paper.

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