Reflections in Watercolor

Reflection - watercolor

I really enjoy painting landscapes. A few weeks ago I was inspired by a very talented artist that posted this quick video on Instagram, pinkandsalt . There is so much to learn by watching another artist paint and demo their work. It is interesting to see what techniques they use, what brush they choose, how they hold their brush, and how they approach the subject they are painting.

All of these landscapes were painted a few weeks ago in my 8×10 inch Pentalic Watercolor sketchbook. I tried to mix things up with different tree shapes and color palettes. In all of these paintings, the trees and water share the spotlight. I suppose I could refer to them as landscapes and/or waterscapes.

Landscape 1 Reflection
Landscape 1 Reflection

I tried to punch up the color in the sky a bit and I added a little Daniel Smith Green Gold in the trees and water. I’m a big fan of DS green gold! #colorcrush 🙂

Landscape 2 Reflection
Landscape 2 Reflection

In my second landscape, I mixed up some darker greens and dropped in some Daniel Smith Pyrrol Scarlet and Pyrrol Red for some bold fall color in the trees and water.

Landscape 3 Reflection
Landscape 3 Reflection

The water is a bit brighter in this one and I used light orange for a bit of fall color. I really like the trees and reflection in this painting.

Watercolor Tips:

  • Mix up enough color before you start. It is better to have extra than to run out of color while you are painting. I’ve done that before…
  • You don’t need to always cover every inch of your paper with paint. When I first started painting, I always tried to completely cover the sky or the entire background area with paint. Over time, I’ve discovered that it is not necessary and I am usually happier with the result when I leave some unpainted areas.

I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to keep painting, creating, and having fun. If you would like to receive notifications of new posts by email, simply click the follow button on the right. I would love to have you follow me on this creative journey.

A big thank you to all for reading, commenting, and cheering me on. All of your love and support means the world to me!

You can see more of my work on Instagram and my website, PattyAnneArt. Until next time, enjoy yourself and do something creative!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. I am inspired by nature and the world around me. On a journey to share art and happiness.

29 thoughts on “Reflections in Watercolor”

  1. Beautiful as always! I haven’t painted landscapes for quite some time. I will have to do that Patti. By the way, my first name is Patsy. Hopefully, I didn’t tell you that already! Keep u the great work. I like watching painting demos too. 😀

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      1. You are so welcome! Yes, so much so that after looking at some Thomas Kinkade paintings back in the day at his gallery in Monterey I, stupidly, made the comment “I really like your work but I’m really a fan of watercolor”. I think I was nominated for idiot of the year that year. LOL!

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  2. These watercolor paintings are beautiful, Patty Anne. I did a watercolor recently of reflections of trees in a lake. I think watercolor is such a good choice for reflection paintings. Thank you also for the tips. (I’m a beginner.)

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