Here I have started on the first few washes of color. At this point, I'm not thinking too much about how it will look when the painting is finished, rather just working along and adding some of the darker tones to better judge all the other tones against. I think even at this stage, you can see that a sampan is starting to emerge from the paper. I lazily thought of using white gouache for the ropes and other lines etc, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. So I carefully painted around all the white shapes that you see. Even at this point, I was pleased with the design and composition - quite a change from my struggles with the earlier painting!
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!