Artwork-QoR watercolor on Hahnemühle Anniversary watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Elite Dagger, and Neptune Travel round size 8. Doodlewash prompt: Treats. One the great treats in my life is watching the geese and ducks coming in and taking off from the lake.
The full technique for these 10-15 minute negative paintings can be found on Shaping Studies Tutorial Day 1. I’m trying not to repeat myself too much.
I started with this set of brush studies of birds – ducks and geese, I think. Maybe a swan there, lol. These were done in QoR Manganese Blue.
I’m sorry. I forgot to scan the in-between step, where I painted the entire card with a thin wash of QoR Benzimidazolone Yellow.
Once the yellow was dry, I painted around the duck with QoR Quinacridone Gold. You may be getting a sense of the colors I like, lol.
These quick studies are tied in to my Princeton Aqua Elite Brush Review and Tutorial-How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Colors. (By the way, one of the eight ongoing Doodlewash giveaways is for the black paper and the QoR colors I used in the QoR Iridescent tutorial. You can find the giveaway here.)