The Pink Dogwood tree in my yard is in full bloom. It is such a beauty!
This is watercolor painting #364 from my 7×10 Mixed Media sketchbook – inspired by my Pink Dogwood tree.
A few tips and notes:
- Mixed media paper doesn’t handle as much water and pigment as watercolor paper.
- It was difficult to get the fun mingling of colors in the watercolor washes on this paper.
- After the painting dried, I ended up liking it more than when I was working on it.
- I need to push myself to use brighter colors and washes.
This is from May 2016, 5×8 watercolor sketchbook, #144 Bleeding Hearts
-Watercolor and micron pen-
Looking back, I think I will try using pens a bit more with my watercolors.
Something about this flower makes me smile, maybe because the little hearts are dancing and singing and it is overflowing with love.
Tulips have been a bit challenging for me, but I think I’ve come a long way.
Watercolor Tulips – Then
and now, April 2017 (hopefully, you will agree that this is much improved)
Today I framed the Blushing Tulips watercolor painting to give to my Mom on Mother’s Day. I really hope she likes it.
What I’ve learned:
Keep painting and journaling. Note what works and doesn’t work for you.
Loosen up and have fun. When I’m playing and not trying so hard, I usually have better results.
The Rigger brush is great for adding in fine details, a splash of color, or extra definition at the end.
Know when to put down the brush and stop so that you don’t overwork your painting.
– Patty Anne –