I'm holding a piece of Marseille's morning sunlight in my hand! Thank you @sergei.kurbatov
for an excellent and challenging lesson. A few things I learnt in Sergei's class -
Naples Yellow and Cobalt blue don't mix to make a green. I used @oldhollandcolours
Naples Yellow Deep in this and this paint behaves effortlessly.
We used linear perspective for the composition.
Sergei talks about having pools of colors pre-mixed on your palette before beginning the washes. Which makes sense because he works wet-in-wet a lot and running out of color mixes would be potentially disastrous.
He also taught us that's not important to match the details with the inspiration photograph. Just a few details here and there to bring out a few key structures. For eg, the windows on the left-side building are actually single strokes of a dark color.
All in all, it was challenging class for me personally because I'm not much of an architectural landscape artist. Sketching was a behemoth of a task for me. I could have gotten the shadows a bit darker but I love the overall feel of this piece and the many important lessons I learnt in tackling landscapes like these. ❤️ Thank you @enterclass
for the English subtitles or I would have never found out how funny @sergei.kurbatov