Painting of Old Town Square, Prague


Prague 2015

Prague 2015

I composed this watercolour from my own photograph. The square was very crowded that day so I have simplified the background to avoid confusion. I did spend some time on the beautiful Tyn Church getting those needle-sharp spires as correct as possible

I used a limited pallette for best effect.  Just six colours, which were mostly blends. The underlying colour was Raw Sienna mixed with Naples Yellow to give the feel of bright sunlight. Shadows were provided with Violet modified with Sennelier Transparent Brown. Sharp colours in the foreground were mostly cadmium red and ultramarine blue

I have had great sales success with my Montmartre, Paris series. It would be great if Prague paintings prove to be of interest, as I have so much more material. Such a paintable city

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