QoR watercolor brand Permanent Gamboge is one of the 83 or so pigments in this relatively newish line of watercolor paints with a unique new binder. They are a Golden Company product and new to me. This particular yellow reminded me of a combination of New Gamboge by Daniel Smith and either cadmium yellow or raw sienna. In this quick sketch, rather than find an image that had a comparable yellow as its primary color, I chose to lay down a watery wash over the entire area and then add layers to build the colors of the leaf and beetle.
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“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.