Life is Just a Bubble


Artwork-Miya Arts Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper (review). Brushes: Jack Richeson 713995 Watermedia Pocket Plein Air Brush Set Photo reference from Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay.

… too dark! Too light! No! Too dark …

If you are having that kind of conversation with yourself, that’s probably a clue that it’s time to put your painting away for a while and come back later with fresh eyes.

With this bubble, I didn’t do that. I kept fussing, trying to get a certain look. I never did get the look, but I discovered that gouache on Stonehenge black watercolor paper is very forgiving and it let me noodle on for quite a while.

Finally, I got the message, and let the painting sit for a couple of days. Now that I’ve forgotten what I was trying to do, I like it much better.

I need to try it again with watercolor. I think what I wanted was more of a feeling of transparency and gouache isn’t the best medium for that.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

8 thoughts on “Life is Just a Bubble”

  1. This is great Sandra, I think you did fantastic on the transparency. Like a glass ball on the Christmas tree.👍🏻

  2. I don’t know – I think the transparency is there. I can see what looks to be a bubble, floating over trees, perhaps a road or bridge and a small town! It’s perfect!!!

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