This is my second attempt at the Heiliggeistkirche. The first was not so successful.
I was gifted a voucher for Klubschule Migros, which I’ve applied to an Aquarelle course with Franziska Ewald. Much of the results from the weekly lessons are “experimental” and not worth posting. This time I came prepared with an ink sketch and managed to complete it in the two allotted hours.
The view is from our #6 tram platform at the Bern train station. Most times the hour, weather, and fog conspire to hide it, but I got a good shot last week when the sun came out.
For the quintessential yellow/green colour, that’s typical for Bern buildings constructed from sandstone quarried from the Ostermundigenberg, Franziska suggested Lemon Yellow + Cerulean Blue + Quinacridone Violet, rather than my first choice of Cadmium Yellow + Ultramarine Blue + Burnt Umber. I think it worked well.
Some places in the painting are a little confused, since I had to “shop-out” the rummies and vagabonds that gather on the steps and hang out on the benches around the church.
|Medium||Watercolour and ink on acid-free, cellulose, fine-grained, natural-white paper|
|Dimensions||29.7cm x 42cm|