I copied from this sketch in washy burnt sienna on a 9"x7" pc of medium grade watercolor paper, taped to a board. When I was satisfied that I’d sufficiently built up enough layers of my value pattern in BS, I started adding color using only the pigments Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow.
|Using washes of Burnt Sienna to build up value pattern|
|De-saturated copy, showing variety of grays....|
|With more color added, heightening or lowering values|
I added a few features from that morning that I’d photographed; the track in the field and the Birdwatcher.