Monday, 21 May 2012
Can you see the rat?
I have added a detail of his face so that this distraction is removed. This is another study in light. We all know that when painting with watercolour the white parts are nothing more than dry untouched paper, but there is a trick - a subtle one - but it works nicely.
Whites appear whiter when there is a bold darker colour placed next to it. In the same way, the bold colour appears even bolder when placed next to the white. 'Sparkle' is a term I have heard often in watercolour critique - and that is what I tried to achieve here.