Shades Of Winter

I painted this watercolor on a gray day in Sausalito, California. We look out over Richardson bay, which leads into San Fracisco bay. I love the neutral tones of the sky and land on days like this. As you can see, I took a lot of artistic license to make the watercolor more appealing. I wanted to show what one can do with a little imagination. I used only two colors, French ultramarine and quanacridone burnt orange. I did add a little white gouache for texture in the dark landscape area. The inspiration was from this photo below taken from my deck.


  1. Beautiful Jean! Love the colors in this one. Looks like I will be Quin Burnt Orange to my palette. ):

  2. Wonderful color, and the clouds are amazing!

  3. Wonderful watercolor!
    Have you ever tried making an adult paint by numbers? Some artists do enjoy them too!

    1. Hi Gaetan. I prefer to teach step-by-step in my online watercolor courses at https://watercolors.jeanlurssen.com/


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