One of the other things that was to be practiced in the waterclass I missed was line and wash. I decided to use the negative painting technique and I wanted to use color different than what I have been playing with.
I just used my imagination, and as soon as I put down the initial wash, I saw something totally different than I had intended, so it really wasn’t a great fit for either technique. Still, I used them and it didn’t go too bad.
I hadn’t intended to have a moon, but saw it in the wash, so I grabbed a kleenex and scrubbed out both the moon and reflection while the paint was still wet. I used negative painting to create the tree line, and the clouds.
I emphasized the trees, clouds and water with the lines (done using Pigma Micron .03. I also drew the reeds with the pen.
The colors used were from my Quiller palette – Richeson (Phthalocyanine) Turquoise, Permanent Orange and Magenta. These three color are equi-distant from each other on the wheel and form a triad. Brushes used were my Silver Black Velvet 1-inch flat and size 16 round. The paper was Strathmore Aquarius II.