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.
Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701, Daniel Smith watercolor and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof Whiteon a Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of hbieser on Pixabay.
Doodlewash prompt: Blonde. I’m sure this beautiful blonde is the envy of all the other yaks!
Did you know that yak milk is often made into chhurpi, a hardened yak milk cheese can take several hours to chew. This cheese can be stored for years and is perfect for long trips in cold climates.
Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical pen, and colored pencil over watercolor on Hahnemühle Cézanne Hot Press.
Doodlewash Prompt: Tomatoes. Did you know the scientific name for tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means wolf peach?
Gloaming is a word (more or less obsolete) for twilight or dusk. I’ve always loved it but it isn’t a word you often use.
This picture was an experiment. It was another painting that I washed away under the tap. The colors were too staining though and remained pretty bright. I decided to draw and then color my tomatoes with colored pencil. I looked at the result and immediately thought ‘it’s tomatoes seen in the gloaming after a rain’.
I still don’t really like the piece, but it’s more interesting than it was before and, at least I got to use the word gloaming, lol.