5″ x 8″ Pen, watercolor and gouache
I reworked this sketch of Mt St Helens with gouache as an experiment. In oil painting, I miss being able to make the kinds of marks I make with a pen so I’ve been playing a bit with gouache to see if I can use it like oil paint while still preserving my ability to make lines.
I like the result although I think the colors are a little heavy. I wish I could be this loose while doing plein air oils.
The mountain has been erupting for some time now and steam clouds were being emitted from the crater all day.