This is the image that I just painted in my latest video clip for my watercolour class. It’s an image that I saw in a book and I loved it. Practicing darks is a very useful exercise in watercolour. It also forces us to be bold in the use and amount of pigment we use. This image has a lovely feel of the dark foreboding sky at the top and the sunset type colours at the bottom of the sky. Those brighter colours reflected off two of the buildings give this image a great sense of place and atmosphere. You can see the entire painting process right here.