“Exploring Blue” watercolor…I felt like experimenting and combined all my blue watercolors to see what the resulting mixture would look like…it is an interesting non-staining neutral blue that granulates quite a bit…there is some range of hue, from warm (ultramarine) to cold (phthalo) blue. I notice when photographing, cobalt blue seems very reflective and bright, but in reality it can be a bit darker. I added sparkles and salt at the end…You can also view it on instagram here.
Moon Meets Venus Above the Clouds, 20 x 20 cm, watercolor by Inga Ilich. Last February I was lucky enough to witness this phenomenon. It looked so breathtaking in person, and although I wasn’t able to get a good photo, I made a painting based on my memory of it. Earthshine slightly illuminated the unlit part of the waxing crescent moon. You can also view it on instagram here.