The colour used for the mountain in the top picture is too pink so, after completion, I washed out much of the mountain colour and applied one with a stronger ultramarine base. (As in the lower picture, which is an improvement).
I'll be doing this picture again as it was a challenge and worth doing in colours that better complement each other.
The effect of 'low cloud' trapped in the valley is a 'happy accident'. which I am pleased with.
The mid-landscape has been added, using the wet-in-wet technique again. It was too dry by rhe time I added the trees so didn't obtain the effect of them showing above mist.
Nor was I using the best quality watercolour paper, Arches Aquarelle 140lb Rough, which would have given me more working time before it had dried. The quality of the paper is such it will accept more water without buckling and is obtainable from: www.saa.co.uk It's worth paying the extra for paper of this quality.
This dramatic building, officially called Palais de l'Isle, and which ended up being used as a gaol, has a rich history . Visit Palais de l'Isle for information about it's history.
My completed picture will be posted next time.
It snowed hard during the night and this was the scene we awoke to yesterday morning. The birds were very busy on the feeders all day and even after dark. It was a delight to see the wide variety of birds that visited.