Hello all! Thank you for visiting my website. So just like I did last time with my painting Decay (Deer), I am going to go over the tools and materials I used to create this piece, Untitled Landscape 1.
This piece measures 7" x 14" and is on Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. I used watercolor for the entirety of the painting, except for some small details that I made with a white ink pen.
I used the wet-on-wet method of watercolor painting, which is when you put the pigment down on an already damp surface. This really helps me with the environmental perspective as well because it allows for even lighter washes of color and a less defined shape. I have mentioned before that watercolor is my favorite medium for creating foliage, and that is still the case with this landscape painting. It's easy to build pigment, and the puddles that the water creates give the illusion of shadows.
I painted from background to foreground, starting with light washes of color and adding more trees and bushes as I worked my way to the foreground. As mentioned earlier, I finished off with a white gel pen to add some small details.
That's pretty much it for this one! If you have any questions about tips and materials, or for inquiries about purchasing this piece, please feel free to comment or email me!
Sarah Bustillo is an illustrator from Los Angeles, CA. Her work delves into themes of femininity, death, and rebirth. She graduated from California State University Northridge in 2018 with a degree in Illustration and Anthropology.