Artwork-QoR watercolor on Hahnemühle Anniversary watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Elite Dagger, and Neptune Travel round size 8. Doodlewash prompt: Natural Wonders. Winter sunsets are a natural wonder and so are horses!
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 done in QoR Manganese Blue.
I decided I wanted to do another horse.
The only other color I used for this painting was Cadmium Red Light. I painted around the shape with a thin wash. Once it dried I added some more color with a thicker mix. The glow made me think of a snowy winter sunset.
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.)