>> Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've been practicing with my watercolors and was looking at photos online for some inspiration and found this gorgeous glowing moon with black background and treeline and couldn't resist. Now, my treeline isn't as nearly as cool as the real thing and I kinda cut off the moon a little too much on the right but I think it turned out really good. The colors in real life really pop and it looks as if it's glowing so I'm super psyched about this one and can't wait to frame it and hang it!
I use watercolors for the moon and gouache for the black to make sure it was more opaque and not too transparent. I've had some small tubes of the gouache for about three years and haven't touched them until now. It's much thicker than regular watercolor so I only had to give it two coats to get a nice rich black.
The hunt for a new apartment is still on. We're supposed to look at a condo for rent today but I haven't heard back from the owner so I'm not sure if he found someone else to rent it or he's just been really busy. I'm hoping it's because he's busy because it sounds really nice. It has two bedrooms and a loft area, 1.5 bathrooms, a washer and dryer right in the unit and central air! Knowing my luck he already rented it out and is just avoiding me now. lol.
Anyway, to see more great Sunday Sketches hop on over to Blue Chair Diary hosted by the lovely Sophia!