Due to the Christmas Market construction it was impossible to get close by to sketch so I stood in the middle of the street – swarmed by shoppers on the Rue de Gros Horolage which runs into the Rouen Cathedral.
Since Monet painted it 28 times I could not resist its lure and sketched. Sadly it was also closed so no tours that day. Rouen I shall return.
I darkened the cerulean sky to make the cathedral pop aka contrast. Originally this was painted w a coat of Winsor yellow and vermilion for shadows with touches of cerulean and burnt sienna. I was trying to keep it light and airy.
Last nite that didn’t suit so I darkened the sky with Marine blue and added darks of Inathrodone Blue and burnt umber plus more burnt sienna to the cathedral.
A second sky wash did not make the Strathmore mixed media journal happy. It was very crummy and blobby. I almost wish I had left it alone.
Which do you prefer?! Tell me what you think oh readers. I can take it. 😘
Thanks for Reading!!
Margaret on 26 heading to Asheville. Xxx