Roath Park Lighthouse
Photograph were taken be my daughter on our nightwalk around Roath Park Lake. Recently the Lighthouse house was repainted and new light set into the base. Which sparked the idea for this project.
Charcoal for the study and White Pastle and a putty rubber for the Painting
Filbert No.20 or Sword Brush, Round No. 6 & 9, No.2 a stiff bristle fan brush No. 4.
Roath Park Lite up at Night, Photos by Jasmin Gale
Roath Park Lighthouse, March 2021
Quink Ink (non-waterproof), Indian Ink (water proof) and Bleach
Low tac or cheap (ish) Masking Tap is good for taping your watercolour paper to a drawing board all the way around. This will help the painting dry back flat after the wet and wet washes.
A lightwieght drawing board slightly bigger than A3 is great for watercolours a to a firm surface to work on to tape your paper too.
Table Top / Portable Easel
Placing your board on your easel at a 45 degree angle to your profile is much better than working flat. Its better for your neck! and creating correct proportions and the using the pull of gravity for certain wet in wet techniques.
300 gsm textured, acid free paper is best for watercolours. I often use Daler Rowney, Aquafine, Texture Pad A3 which has 50 sheets and is very good value with losing quality. Considering the amount I go through thats just as well. There are much better papers, but anything less quality than the paper mentioned will led to problems especially when using wet in wet washes.
Roath Park Lighthouse Youtube Video-
Play and pause to follow along. Remember you can slow down the speed by going to the settings in the youtube player.