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. 🙂
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I love the combination of a simple ink sketch with soft colors.
Eucalyptus Leaves – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper
Daniel Smith watercolors used:
Sketched using a black Micron pen, size .03
I bought a set of black Micron pens with a wonderful travel case. It had room for additional pens and so… I filled it up. 🙂 I also managed to fit my mechanical pencil in the case as well.
I love having this little case next to me whenever I am sketching, everything I need is visible and right on hand. ❤ I’ve mentioned these pens in other posts and thought you might like to see what I’ve been using.
I like to think that I am painting myself happy. I hope you enjoy seeing my happy art and it inspires you create and do something you love.
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I love what I was able to create but the best part was that I felt very calm and relaxed while painting. Looking back, the hardest thing for me was getting a nice picture to post using my phone. For some reason I have a difficult time getting a quality photo of anything purple.
Painted using a Princeton round #12 brush on 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
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I’ve been sketching and painting leaves again. There is something about leaves that I find very calm and soothing. Hope you enjoy…
Happy Sunday! 🙂
A fun practice with different shades of green and blue, my favorite colors. I used my Princeton 1/4 inch Dagger brush for these paintings. I love that brush so much!
It was fun to play around with different shapes and just enjoy the painting process. ❤
Watercolor Tip: A clean tissue is always handy to have on hand for blotting. I use one when I put down too much color or too much water on the paper. Just remember to be gentle so that you don’t damage the surface of your paper.
Both watercolor paintings are on 6 x 9 inch individual sheets of Bee watercolor paper.
Continuing on with a few ink sketches…
I love the simplicity of this one. It just feels good.
When I am sketching or doodling, I try not to overthink what I am doing.
If I think about the pen in my hand and the movement of my hand, either the line I am making or going to make, things don’t work out very well for me. It sounds funny but I need a general plan and then I have to be deliberate with the pen and sketch without fear.
Ink on mixed media paper using black Micron pens
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