Now why would I try that? Sketch: Sunrise at Niagara
We’re in Niagara, it’s been rainy and overcast all day. But there was a small window of blue sky at sunrise. Normally this wouldn’t be something I’d attempt painting – but Laurel announced she was getting shots of sunrise – so I could come along, or – well actually I was coming along if I liked it or not :)
Besides it being six bloody o’clock, it was 2 degrees C and 143% humidity down by the falls. This is pretty challenging atmospheric conditions for watercolor. So – here’s what I got. Was a bit like painting on a stay-wet palette. I can’t paint moving water at the best of times. So I’m really posting this one for the curiosity value more than anything.
[9×12″ canson block, shot on iPad, some digital contrast enhancement]