I’ve been working on cleaning up my art/painting area this week. I’m trying to pack away some older work and tidy things up. I found a few simple landscapes from 2018 that I wanted to share with you today.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💗
I love the mood and the soft blue trees in this one. They look a bit frosty to me. This is painting #669. As of today I have painted close to 1500 pieces.
Even though the horizon is not straight (something I would fix today), I love the color of the distant trees. This is painting #671.
This final landscape was painted on 9 x 12 inch Arches watercolor paper. I love the blue green trees and the pretty sky. The placement and separation of trees created a nice depth that really draws me in. This is painting #668.
It’s fun to look back at my older work. I’m kind of amazed at how much painting and learning I’ve done over the last few years. I still have more cleaning to do, I wonder if I will find any more long lost paintings that will be saved from the packing box.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
I have been doing more experimenting with watercolor landscapes. I believe it’s important to allow yourself to just play and see what happens. Even if the results are not what you wish for there is so much to learn from each painting.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💙
I used Daniel Smith watercolors: Prussian Blue and Payne’s Gray.
These colors really move around nicely on the paper, especially when playing with the wet on wet technique as I was doing here. An important thing to remember is to have fun and let go… no judgement, no overthinking 😊
The light blue tree in the middle and a few of the darker trees up front I am quite happy with. This was a good practice and a nice warm up…
More play with blues and wet on wet here.
I like the small tree on the left, it’s different and adds interest. The overlapping trees on the right are very interesting too, they seem to pull me in.
Watercolor tip: Some of the branch marks in the larger trees were made with a dry brush moving over damp paint. It pulls up some of the paint and creates a lighter area.
And finally a beach scene with some calm soothing colors. I really like this one… It takes me back to the beach.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
It’s that time of year and I’ve been having fun decorating and painting holiday pines.
Happy Thursday, friends! ❤️
I painted this pine branch using a flat 1/2″ brush. For the background I used the wet on wet technique. I dropped in blues and greens (similar to the branch) on to wet areas of the paper. I love the interesting patterns that this technique creates.
and now a cute little Christmas birdie…
This little guy just makes me smile with his cozy hat and scarf. 😀
Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.
I will be taking a little blogging break until after the new year.
A quick post today sharing a few recent ink sketches.
Happy Thursday, friends! 💚
I used Sepia micron pens in this one. Just sketching different types of trees and adding some imaginary fun. This sketch makes me think of changing seasons.
Trying something different with an underwater scene. It was a lot of fun, I think I will try a few more of these.
I couldn’t get away from flowers for long. 😉 This was a very quick doodle sketch. I might try another one in a larger size later and take my time with it. I ended up some messy lines in this one but I love it anyway.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in a week or so.
Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
A little fun today with a watercolor from last year and a few more recent paintings.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
Looking back to a tree that I painted last November. 😀
This happy tree was painted on 7 x 10 inch Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. This paper has a nice texture and can handle a lot of water. It was fun to let the colors mix and mingle on the paper to create some nice shades and soft blending.
Leave some white space in the tree foliage and let the color of the sky peek through here and there.
A more recent watercolor floral – simple and delicate
This was painted on 7 x 10 inch Canson mixed media paper.
I considered adding some ink sketching but later decided to just stop here and leave this one as is.
Fuschia – 9 x 12 inch Canson Mixed Media
I’ve gone back and forth about whether to share this painting or not. The flowers could use more work but I decided that the leaves and buds are worth sharing. Their soft colors and lovely shapes just pull me in and are a nice contrast to the bold blooms.
I hope your are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following me on this creative journey.