Well, it’s been five minutes since I had my Brusho Crystal Colours out, so I had to do a watercolour! I thought I’d try a scenic watercolour painting, as I’d seen a photo online that I wanted to try. It’s of the Old Man of Storr, on the Isle of Sky, Scotland.
OLD MAN OF STORR
The Old Man of Storr is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high, and can be seen for miles around. The Storr was created by a massive ancient landslide, and is one of the most photographed landscapes. For detailed information, and more photos of the hike up to the Old Man, check out the Isle of Skye website HERE. There are a lot of places in the world on my bucket list; this is one of them!
This is the photo that I used as reference for my painting – it’s a night picture, with what looks like a galaxy of stars.
And here is my painting.
Not too bad for a first try, right? The colour palette of mainly black, blue and white reminded me of the lightening strike painting that I did a while back. You can see it, HERE. With this scenic painting, of course the watercolour seems a bit ‘flat’, rather than shiny. I think I need to go back & add more black on the right side, to darken the image.
PUT A MAT ON IT!
Of course to change how a painting looks, just put a mat on it! I did the painting on 7″ x 10″ Legion Stonehenge 140 lb. watercolour paper, so I put a mat with a 5″ x 7″ opening over it.
For the stars, I used a combination of splattered bleed proof white paint, and a fine point white Posca paint pen. The Brusho Crystal Colours used are Prussian Blue, Black and Gray.
Thanks for having a look at my most recent scenic watercolour painting! I think I’ll be trying this one again, with more black, and a deeper blue. I think that this would also be a good one to paint with alcohol inks!
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