Asleep On the Water #Strathmore #Watercolor #ArtJournal

Day 10 (the last!) in my 10-day watercolor a day journal.  My husband kept asking for another crittur, so I indulged him with a duckling!

The reference photo I used (from the Morguefile free photo archive)  actually has the duckling sitting on grass.  I didn’t find that inspiring, so I decided to put him on water.  Since this was my last painting for this journal, and it WAS supposed to be filled with quick 1/2 hour studies, I spent most of the time on the duck, and then just did a few brush strokes to simulate rippling water.

Colors used were all Quiller watercolors – Cadmium Yellow Light, Ultramarine Blue, Magenta and Phthalocyanine Turquoise the background.

By the time you read this, I’ve started another session of watercolor classes and have made a journal using the same paper as I used in this journal.  I also have a pad of Arches 9 x 12, as I’d like to play with painting a little larger.  I don’t have a good place to paint with anything much larger than that though I’d like to try 11 x 15 one of these days.


One comment

  1. Jane · September 3, 2015

    I love this background. Love the duckie too, but the background is very evocative.

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