|Van Kleeck's Tire, Gouache, 5 x 8 inches, 1 hour|
The view looks back into the office. Beyond the counter there's a desk with a computer. Beyond that, a passageway with a filing cabinet leading farther back into another office. Someone is working on a computer back there.
This video shows a few stages of the process. (Sweater vest by Jeanette) (Link to the video on YouTube).
I set up a warm foreground and a cool background, going quite dark in the transition between them. The cool note of the computer screen in the near office was an exception to the warm foreground, like a dot on a taijitu.
I invent the color statement to add depth and mood. The actual scene is more evenly lit with uniformly colored fluorescent lights.
If you've been thinking of getting into Guerilla Gouache, there's no time like the present. Here's all you need to get started:
Pentalic watercolor sketchbook
Holbein gouache set
Richeson travel brush set