WIP Montreal from Mont Royal during Sunset – First Wash

Now I know people are probably more interested in the work-in-progress shots of newer artwork than old, so I’m going to mix some new and old work together in the upcoming posts. To start off, here is the beginning of my Montreal from Mont Royal During Sunset watercolour. You’ve all probably seen the painting if you check my site of Facebook, as I’ve posted it around pretty heavily due to it being in the Draw Me a Mountain exhibition at Maison Smith this spring.


I skipped the first step of showing pencils – this time it was pretty boring. I’m basically drawing the skyline of Montreal as accurately as I can; this isn’t really something for the imagination, it has to be more or less accurate. I’m using this wash as a base colour for the main colours in the painting. I’m inspired by the orange glow cast onto the buildings.