Brrr ... it's getting colder here in the UK ... and to top it all we've been having a little rain here in the week .. and more this morning :( I have been spending what little time I have beween work (still busy there) and family matters to do a little more drawing work ... mainly portraits. I have so much to learn but I'm quite pleased with the results so far and I seem to be progressing. As a result, I've not had a great deal of time to spend on painting this week ... and I expect that to be the case for a while. Sketching outdoors is on hold now until the longer hours of daylight return and so I have to rely more on photographs. I did however manage to paint this early morning scene today. This is based on a photograph I took on a recent rainy day dog walk down to the local village shop. The overnight rain had left lots of puddles and a general shimmer across the road that reflected the colours of the fleeting sunrise. The houses and trees that line the road were barely discernible against the light and vivid colours of the sky.
Have a lovely Sunday ... happy painting (and drawing)!
Rainy day in Hartford, watercolour in Fabriano Venezia sketchbook, 25cm x 18cm/10" x 7"