I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.
Happy Independence day! ❤️ 🇺🇸
I painted this watercolor landscape using a large flat brush and a limited color palette.
I was pretty happy with the results. When I decided I was finished painting I flipped it around to let it dry a bit upside down.
I was a bit shocked by how much I loved this painting upside down. It made me smile and think, how did this even happen?? It looks like a water view now. There’s always something to learn from each painting.
I waited a while before removing the tape around the border and deciding where to place my signature.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
I started out thinking that I was working on an under painting for an ink sketch. As the painting developed my plan changed. Sometimes you think you are moving in one direction and then you end up in a different place altogether.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💜
I used a large round brush (#12) for this painting and a few of my favorite colors. 💙
After loading the brush with paint, I started dragging it down the page in random places using the side of the brush (not the tip). I really like the texture this created. Allowing some white of the paper to remain was very important. I continued this way alternating between purple and blue paint.
Near the end, I decided the piece needed something more. Ok I thought…maybe a little more color. I selected yellow ochre and was pleased that the addition provided some needed warmth and balance.
This painting was full of fun and experimentation. Although it’s not my usual style, I really enjoyed the process and results. I may try a few more like this in the future.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.