I have more landscape practice to share with you today.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💚
Mini landscapes are a great way to play and learn.
I used a pencil and ruler to divide my 7 x 10 inch watercolor page into four sections. This mini size is just perfect for playing with different colors and ideas.
Using the lower right landscape above as inspiration, I worked on a larger painting of countryside pines. I did switch a few things up in this larger piece and that’s ok. I think it worked out well.
Watercolor tip: The pines (or objects) that are further away should have less detail and be a lighter color. This helps create distance and depth.
This landscape was inspired by a picture from my daily calendar. I wanted to try something different with a pretty green countryside. I love the distant hills and am happy with the calm soothing feeling.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
🌸 Patty Anne 🌸
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I had fun playing and painting watercolor landscape squares this week.
I was inspired by the beautiful work and creativity of fellow blogger and friend Jill Kuhn. I love her November Square-A-Day landscapes and decided to try a few squares.
You can check out Jill’s post here, November Square-A-Day Landscapes
Happy Thursday, friends! 💙
I started by taping off a few sections in my watercolor sketchbook.
My plan was to keep it simple and limit each square to a just a few colors.
Daniel Smith watercolors used: Sap Green, Pthalo Blue, and Carbazole Violet
Brush used: Round #12
This was a fun way to play and work on ideas for future paintings. Although a large part of this exercise was about trying different color combinations, I was reminded how important it is to leave some unpainted areas. Leaving a little white of the paper adds interest and also a little sparkle.
I hope you are inspired to create art and have fun.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent! 😊
🌸 Patty Anne 🌸
follow me on Instagram @pattyanneart