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