The myriad of possibilities opened with yesterday’s post, condensed today with the completion of my watercolor. I decided to try my hand at a campfire, since I could imagine it filling up the spaces I left vacant.
I created the space that reflected the fire light with the underlying quinacridone nickel and dabbed in shadow green and Van Dyke brown with a fan brush and a Japanese soft-bristle brush. I scrubbed out a place for the red and yellow flames and the smoke. I painted the flames and some of the water with water-soluble oils.
All in all, this is a coarse work, especially the water. But it works as a whole and I am pleased with it as another step forward for me in landscape painting.