From this view the Columbus, OH cityscape has a lot of character. You not only see the skyline, but intact railway bridges, the Olentangy River, skyscrapers, and a little bit of nature intruding the city.
I created this painting from a photo I took from the park in Franklinton this last summer.
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The Outdoor Watercolor Learning Experience
While the sky is fairly solid in color, the water needs to look like it will move.
I isolated the water in a wet in wet technique
I started with wetting the area with clean water
Then, I added the blue
I subtracted a little using a dry brush
After that I put in the trees, which created a run of color when the wet paint touched the puddle of water
Other details were added in the process of the painting