Hello all! Thank you for visiting my website. This is going to be my second In Depth Process for a landscape painting. I am going to go over the tools and materials I used to create this piece, Untitled Landscape 2.
Just like 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 put a little more detail into this painting than my previous landscape in terms of the amount of trees in the background. Just as before, I used the wet-on-wet method of watercolor painting and began with very light washes of color. I let the splashes and droplets that sometimes occur with watercolor be what define the shape of the trees. I have mentioned in the past that watercolor is my favorite medium for creating foliage, and that is still the case with this landscape painting.
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. I find that I have some difficulty making my colors super pigmented especially with watercolor. I wanted darker darks than those that I had in my other landscape (it's all generally very light). For the darkest shadows of the trees I was very heavy handed with browns, blacks, and blues to get the desired darkness I wanted. I think that the execution of this landscape is more successful than the first. As always, I finished off with a white gel pen to add some small details and highlights.
That pretty much concludes this IDP! 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.