Attempting Crystals in Watercolour

Attempting Crystals in Watercolour - student project

Attempting Crystals in Watercolour - image 1 - student project

Attempting Crystals in Watercolour - image 2 - student project

Attempting Crystals in Watercolour - image 3 - student project

Attempting Crystals in Watercolour - image 4 - student project

I love the vibrant colours used in this class and the exploration of how to create the illusion of shine and sparkle. I didn't have any gouache for the painting on black paper so I mixed my watercolour with white acrylic and used it with very little water.

I tried to create an opal but i couldn't get the sparkle so it looks a bit dull. I think I will use more negative space or masking fluid in future.

Thanks for an inspirational class Yasmina :)

Will upload the photos later (some computer issues at the mo - aaaggghhh!)