Painting a fall landscape in watercolor

This week’s video is about a fall landscape !

I’ve chosen to simplify quite a lot my reference picture (above) in order to keep what’s important for me : the mood. The main elements are still there, the trees, the horizon line, the sky. But i voluntarily leave out some details like the pond and the pathway on the right. It’s mostly to make the work a little bit easier for me as painting a landscape is hard for me but it’s also to make the picture a little bit less busy so that the spectator can get a feel for it right away. As always i’m going for feelings, moods first and realisme second.

A fall landscape painting in video

Supplies :
Brushes : Escoda Último nº18, Rosemary & Co serie 39 1/2″ and Raphaël petit gris 903 nº12.
Paper : Canson Héritage hot pressed.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Manganese blue (Daniel Smith), Transparent red oxide (Daniel Smith).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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