I started this painting to demonstrate allowing Ultramarine blue, Cad red light, and Yellow Ochre to mingle freely wet-into-wet to create dramatic three-minute skies. I had no idea what I was going to put into the painting after that. After the wash was dry I laid in the foreground field and sketched in the stone cottage with pencil.

Since the sky wash was so light, I could easily paint the stone cottage over the top. I finished up by adding the bushes on the far left.

This little painting was started at my Milford Michigan watercolor workshop. The sky and foreground were laid in using my three-minute sky technique. I sketched in the stone house using my photo reference and finished the painting later in my studio. To attend one of my painting watercolor workshops see my workshop page on my website.

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