This is my painting from Melissa Gannon’s fifth class.
Gouache on Stonehenge Aqua Black Cold Pressed
This was actually my second try. It was a fairly difficult painting with such a dramatic sunrise. I did my first try in the journal I’ve made using watercolor on WSH150 Cold Pressed. It’s a watercolor paper that’s over 60 years old and you can’t really find paper of this quality any more. That said, I’m not used to those qualities and things don’t always come out the way I expect.
There are some things about this version that I like better, but I think the second version is better overall. Better composition and a tidier feel.
It was fun seeing the difference the paint and paper made.