Mountains of Morning


Artwork-Holbein Gouache on a Stonehenge Aqua ColdPress Black watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brushes 4050 Synthetic Sable. Photo reference courtesy of enriquelopezgarre on Pixabay.

Sometimes you see a view or a photo reference and think ‘I just gotta paint that!’ That happened with this beautiful scene. I was a bit intimidated by it though. I know from experience that a view like this looks simple, but that doesn’t mean easy. I’ve messed up enough of them in the past to know.

This time though, I used black paper – half the job done. Combined with the bright goauche colors, all I had to do was move the brush around.

Instant drama! Who needs Black Velvet (either the cloth or the booze!) when you’ve got black watercolor paper!

It isn’t exactly galatic but it has that feeling of vastness so I’m claiming it for the Doodlewash prompt: Galaxy

Published by 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.

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