Painting Light and Shade by Patricia Seligman (also the author of The Illuminated Alphabet) came in today. Brand new for only ten bucks! I've not had much time tonight to poke around in it so after a quick scan, I thought I'd try this out. London by Doug Lew. Well, it's kinda scary (ha ha!) but I did learn that there are times when it pays to work from a distance. It wasn't until I decided enough was enough that I had pulled back for the larger picture.
This is another of those limited palette exercises. French Ultramarine with a touch of Permanent Rose. Cad Yellow. I had a really hard time with wetness. Either too much water or not enough. Paper buckling like crazy. I don't know if I'm overdoing the water or if that's okay but my Fabriano pads can't take it. The buckling doesn't leave when the pad dries. So, it's either control the water better or it's time to start stretching.