Some more examples on one Shibui. I will show more of this same image in another post in the future.
At this time the colors are kept light. It is a delicate piece to work, a lot of detail. The placement of colors is important to keep the viewers eye traveling around the Shibui. The turquoise is the watercolor used. I want to “keep” this color, and allow it to show through. I have used kosher salt with this Shibui. I will not add wet medium or pastels in the area where the kosher salt is so that it will grown the beautiful crystals. I want to moss on the tree to look real. I am needed to keep the point of the pastels sharp so I can get into the small areas, it is tricky to work shade into these small areas.