On a recent trip to Ireland I enjoyed walking the grounds of the Blarney Castle and doing numerous sketches. I completed this painting back in my studio focusing on the small tower near the entrance. A crucial element in the painting is the fresh sky leading to the tower.
Although I did a careful drawing on the watercolor paper, I ignored it when I laid in the initial sky washes. While the paper was wet I dripped various colors into the sky area allowing the pigment to mingle. My colors are Ultramarine blue, Yellow Ochre, and Quinacridone Pink.