Today I have another recent landscape to share with you.
Hope you are enjoying your day. 💙
9 x 12 inch watercolor – Look Beyond
Materials used: Fluid Watercolor paper – hot pressed Daniel Smith watercolors Brushes: Flat 1 inch, Squirrel Mop #4, Liner #1 Cut up plastic credit card Spray bottle
I’m loving this limited color palette. The pretty blue really stands out and just makes my heart sing. The raw sienna seems to glow and gently guides your eye around the painting. I love the little bits of unpainted white paper, it creates a little sparkle on the page.
I hope you are inspired to create art and have fun. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
I hope you are doing well and enjoying your day. 💙
Materials used: Arches hot press watercolor paper Brushes: Round #14, Flat 1 inch, and Liner #1 Daniel Smith Watercolors
This painting was inspired by artist Scott Swinson on youtube. As with most landscapes I started with the sky area first and then worked my way down the page. Most of my time was spent on the middle section where the focal point is. I love how the distant trees turned out. The snowy path leads your eye into the painting (hopefully 😊).
One minor issue I had while painting the trees was that a little paint spattered into the finished sky. I was able to go with it and carefully turned them into distant birds. yay!
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 love to paint leaves. There is something so relaxing and enjoyable about painting simple leaves.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
This painting was done using a large flat brush and a cut up credit card. A little experimentation and fun!
I wet the paper with clean water making leaf shapes using the large flat brush. Then I dipped my plastic card into the watercolor paint and moved the card across the paper to create some nice leaf shapes.
My watercolors used are from Daniel Smith: Undersea Green Prussian Blue
A little close up view here. I love how the colors move across the paper when it hits the water. The swirls and blending on the paper is kind of magical. 🙂
It seems when I just paint and play without worry, nice things happen.
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.