Polyphemus Moth – Watercolor Painting


I started this painting of a polyphemus moth back in 2012, using gouache on aquabord. I didn’t like the effect of gouache on the board though, and after working on it for awhile got frustrated and washed all the paint off. I kept the board around, thinking I could paint over it or make some other experiment with it. Five years later… I decided to sit down and try painting in regular watercolor over the gouache “ghost”.  I got to sit on the patio and paint, it was fun! I forgot how awesomely portable watercolor is. I also like using the aquabord, it works with my detailed and layered style of painting. I’ll be doing some more of these 🙂