I did a demo at the Norfolk Watercolour circle on Sat 1st June 13. I wanted to show them how to get darks into their paintings. Quite often when you see amateur watercolorists who paint and draw quite well, but I am left with the feeling that the painting his 1/2 an hour short of finished.
The darks are missing. If you squint at a tree or under a bush you will see some very dark tones. This is what I am after in my paintings.
I completed the painting below in three colours only, Cobalt Blue Light Red and Raw Sienna.
I didnt put any darks in the painting and completed it under an hour, as my demo.
I added some white on the masts and boats as highlights that I lost during painting.