Hello dear Steemians,


As you know currently I am doing regular exercises in order to improve my Watercolor skills and to find my way. Watercolor is in general very tricky medium that difficult to control and it is very moody. If you have not paid much attention then it will destroy your painting and of course will destroy you good mood.

Two are two subjects that I love to express with watercolors, first is portrait because it makes portrait so transparent and airy. My other subject is architecture, I love old city centers with old architecture, there are many artists who can create such complex architectural buildings with very easy few strokes and mixing minimum colors.


So my goal to improve my architecture painting and that is why when on and off I see beautiful photography of @barbara-orenya who is lucky to live in such beautiful place like Annecy I immediately wanted to try it.



I like the idea of different tones of colors of old walls of buildings due to age and probably how the sunlight falls on them. Also old arch and cobble stones bring their challenges for artists and I love challenges.

In order to plan my painting I usually try little test painting first to identify what will be easy and difficult part for the work.

So after getting @barbara-orenya’s permission to use her photography as a reference I thought to work today on windows and shutters in first instance but also arch that is letting light through.

Of course seeing empty painting is boring that is whyI just added two figures so that it does not look too empty. But as conclusion from this work I have work better on dark values it looks too monochrome, because if I want on bigger format that may look too dominant and boring.



Process steps:






Final painting



Watercolor painting „Old city centre” by @stef1

Cold pressed watercolour paper A3, paper weight 200 gsm, watercolours colours in pans and tubes, flat and round brushes











I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you for viewing 🙂



My ArtVenture: Watercolor painting „Old city centre”

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