Harajiri Waterfall in gouache

gouache painting of Harajiri Waterfall I visited an area named Bungo-Takada city yesterday, and stumbled across a few interesting spots to paint. I ended up spending 1.5 hours near this waterfall, named Harajiri, and even if it’s not particularly large, the light effect of the setting sun behind them was really amazing. Gouache on brown card stock.
My palette: ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, titanium white, burnt sienna, ivory black. I wish I had a cadmium yellow to really push that shrubbery on the right towards the light, but I guess it will be for next time!

  • Bob Greene

    Awesome work!! You describe the mist of the falls so nicely, and I really like the calligraphy for the reflections in the water!