Vegetable Aisle

Artwork- Schminke watercolor on a Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press watercolor paper. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

Although I like the bright intense color of gouache on black paper, there are times when I want color that is more subtle and opaque watercolor does the job. I’ve been looking for a good yellow that will hold its own against the dark paper, and suddenly remembered my Schmincke paints have a good answer.

I played around with Rutile yellow and a few other colors on my Schmincke palette. This was done on a piece of scrap paper, approx 3 x 4 inches.

What I like about the Rutile yellow for painting on black is that it doesn’t go green, but goes more to a cream. You won’t get loud lemons or banana colors (you need gouache for that!), but this is a good base for other colors or when you want the relief of a light color that won’t dominate.


Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Press Watercolor paper

Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4

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.

5 thoughts on “Vegetable Aisle

  1. This is fantastic. I’d hand this on my wall, the colours are perfect together and just enough black showing through.
    Your art is always unique and the amount of time you put into each art piece shows in the finish piece. Love to see more of this style. Have a beautiful weekend

  2. That’s interesting about the yellows. Some day, I just might try using black paper…..some day. I like all the patterns the vegetables created. Next time I am grocery shopping, I’ll be looking at my fruits and vegies differently!

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