I spotted this pristine VW bus on a Key West side street. Took photos and later painted the scene in gouache paint on cold pressed watercolor paper.

9″ x 12″ gouache paint on paper, PJ CookŠ2019

I started out this painting with thin washes of a warm sienna color. Slowly building values with the washes of warm color. Some of the earlier washes can still be seen in the image above.

As I continued to build the layers of paint with glazes of color an interesting texture appears as you look through the paint. Lastly, I added detail to the VW Bus with thicker gouache paint.