Another day, another French village, another painting.......what could be better?
This time the village was Villars - one that I had not been to before - but it was quite similar to all the others - with winding, narrow streets, old buildings, and great views across the valley. After a quick walk around I settled down to paint this view......
and did this.....drawing the landscape elements with a (yes, red) prismacolour marker, and then adding watercolour. At this point I was regretting the use of the red marker, and I was running out of time.
Back in the studio I began to add gouache, covering the red lines, and toning down the palette.