A demonstration of Figures in Landscapes by John Larbalestier

Mr Larbalestier based his watercolour demonstration on a full sketch he made on a daytime visit to Westroyd Park, including park users in the foreground.
He commenced with yellow for the sunny highlights on the house, trees and figures. He applied dark colour to the house walls & roof and a base green to the grass around the figures and flowerbeds. After the break, he painted the trees, and the shadow sides of the trees and figures and the grass in shadow. The demonstration, and talk, finished with the painting still needing the time-consuming detail.
Mr Larbalestier also displayed his excellent finished paintings of village scenes
- some reproduced here.
Members found his voluminous sketchbooks of people, groups and scenes fascinating, a couple of pages reproduced here.

Start yellow highlights on pencil sketch