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.