I decided to paint something different this week.
Happy Sunday! 🙂
Weeds and grass at the lake shore. Although it sounds like a simple subject, I worried that painting this photo would not turn out very well.
My painting inspiration, a photo at the lake.
A few notes and tips before I share my results with you…
- The water was painted first and after it dried I layered the grasses on top.
- As you get further away, waves should be smaller and their color should be lighter.
- For the weeds and grass, I used different sized brushes, different color mixes, and switched back and forth frequently.
- Brushes used: Round #12, Flat angle 1/2 inch, and Liner #2
- Painted while standing instead of sitting, it was a nice change.
My first attempt was a good practice. One problem that stands out is that there are not enough dark values. What I really like in this painting though is the feeling of movement in the grass and weeds.
Reflection at the shore – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
Then my second attempt… a very different result, darker and bolder.
Probably went a little too far with dark values this time, a little over correction. 😉
Reflection at the shore 2 – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
Before starting the first painting, I had to hush that little voice telling me that I could not do this. I realized that I just had to get out of my own way and go for it. In the end, I had fun and learned something. That makes me happy. 🙂
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a simile and sprinkle kindness all around.
Happy Painting! ❤