Crab with a Castle

A crab wearing a little castle on his shell
January 2019 Watercolor
under-painting of the above in greens and with a splash of yellow

This painting was an experiment with underpainting in watercolor, which while it is a thing I absolutely adore, I usually forget about until I’m well into the painting itself.

It’s such a fun technique, and it ends up unifying the painting, and giving you a strong value structure to work on from the outset.