We have had bright sunshine, lowering clouds and fitful gusts of heavy rain all this weekend.
So, as the planned tidying of the garden was not possible, I thought I would make use of the dramatic cloud effects and get a project under way.
I have never seen a cherub (!) and so the two featured here are (loosely) based on ones in (separate / different) paintings by Fragonard, but the sky effects are all summer in Derbyshire !
I used pressed block watercolour and built up layers of paint in an effort to recreate the luminous effect of oils – and then held my breath while applying two very thin layers of varnish.
The overall effect is, I think, rather pleasing and not too brightly coloured.
Certainly good enough for a working plan / sketch !