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.