I was trying to decide on what I was going to sketch or paint last night and a dear friend helped make my decision. She sent a couple photo references for me to try my hand at.
I'm not crazy working with black objects but I think this turned out pretty good. I had to add several layers to get it dark enough and wasn't sure my Fabriano Artistico would behave (due to the sizing). But it did as long as I used a light touch.
Used Cobalt and Burnt Umber for my black mix and a few areas used straight black watercolor.
And this time no shadows were added.........only because I put in the suggested pattern on the wall with watercolor pencil without thinking before adding the shadows. I can't add the shadows now without activating the pattern so it's going to be as it is.
I absolutely loved the perspective in the photo and wanted to work this page just as I saw it. Great practice for me!!!
Hand sewn journal / Lamy Safari with Lexy Gray ink / watercolor / watercolor pencils.
Thank you Becki for the photos!!