I spent a good hour? adding depth and detail to the sketch before my counseling appointment. Did add a ribbon of a mix of two colors before I left, and happily, the pigment is so rich off the Schmincke, and Grumbacher for that matter, that the brush easily blends in enough tone for one layer’s worth to be enough for now. That is a good use of resource and speaks highly of fine quality art investment being worth it. Whew!
Here is where I am now, after doing the same ribbon and swirl, then brush in technique. The evergreen technique is a bit different, hee. I haven’t used a brush on that yet, because there will be a whole different thing going on with that. But I’m immediately likely the ease of applying rich density of color to the mountain. I loved the immediacy of the watercolor as well at this point in the first piece, but decried my inability to MATCH the ochres. Here I am much more able to resemble the mountain’s true colors. Thrilling.