Eiffel Tower – Phase I and II

art commission painting, art studio Irina, commission, Dramatic Sky, Eiffel Tower, Fine Art, France, French, gift, Irina, Paris, romantic, sketch, Sztukowski, Uncategorized, Watercolor
The drawing on the left and the first wash on the right.
When I drew the tower I started with the main shape going slowly into tiny details, yet did not want to place too many of them to avoid the pencil marks showing too much. 
The fist wash was made wet-on-wet. I used Alizarin Crimson and warm yellow to give the sun reflection on the clouds. The Ultramarine blues with Violet Purple fit right in for the clouds shapes. Yet it was only the beginning. The clouds would need to be touched several times here to achieve the intensity of the night Paris sky. 
At this stage of painting I was not concerned neither about Eiffel Tower construction details, no figures. The main focus was on area, which will help the Eiffel Tower to shine.
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5 thoughts on “Eiffel Tower – Phase I and II

  1. Thank you Gretchen, I love this position as you can see whole tower and a little background in one painting. My other photo-ref's of Eiffel Tower show either the tower itself or cut-off tower with the trees and buildings…
    Thanks,
    Irina

  2. Thank you Kathryn (Studio at the Farm) It seems the start is easy, yet it does have foundation for the future painting especially in watercolors where the lifting of the extra might be difficult :0)
    Thank you for your comment!
    Irina

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