I have a beach painting to share with you today. I would love to be at the beach and am looking forward to traveling again very soon.
This painting was inspired by watercolor artist, Lois Davidson. I’ve enjoyed many of her YouTube watercolor tutorials online.
Lately I’ve been taping off the edges of my watercolor paper before I start painting. I really like the nice border it creates around the painting. Although in my photo here it appears that part of the right edge got cut off. 😉
Above is the first layer of watercolor after it dried. I was quite happy with the base. Watercolor always dries lighter than you might expect. The soft soothing colors worked well here.
Adding some nice dark grasses and detail in the foreground created some depth and warmth. I love how the little birds in the sky add some life to the painting.
One thing I’ve learned it that you should keep on playing and practicing. Although I don’t like how the water turned out in this one. The sky is just dreamy and I am in love with it.
While every painting might not be a success, that’s ok. I’m having fun and learning from each one. Paint on my friends!
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
A blue feather watercolor and a few photos at the lake.
Ahhhh, my happy place and my favorite shades of blue for you today.
A wet on wet watercolor painting…
Just a simple feather out of my imagination with lots of yummy blues. 🙂
At one point I really thought this painting was not going to work out but I kept on going. On the last wash I threw caution to the wind and really punched up the blue color. After it dried I was so happy that I did not fuss with it, that is usually where things go wrong for me.
This pair of Mallard ducks out for an evening swim just stole my heart.
The blue reflection from the paddle boat on shore was stunning.
Sunset views like this just take my breath away.
I couldn’t stay for long enjoying this view. The mosquitoes were out in force and tried to take my phone away and push me in the lake. 😉
The clouds reflecting on the lake were pretty amazing too. ❤
I am so blessed to be able to get away and enjoy this view at the lake from time to time.
Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you find time to create art and do something you love. Until next time, have a great week.