I’ve been painting more Birch trees and today I have another to share with you.
Hope you enjoy your day! 😊
I used the plastic card technique once again on my trees pushing and pulling watercolor paint as I did in my previous post. I went with a bright blue sky in this painting and I really like that choice. To fill in the background a bit, I used a small sponge to add some foliage.
Watercolor Tip: I used very little paint on the sponge and applied it with a light touch. I would suggest practicing on a scrap piece of paper first. That way you can get a feel for using it and you can make sure you get the desired results you are looking for with it.
I’ve got a busy October schedule but hope find time for some Inktober sketching. Hopefully I will have some ink work to share this month.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on.
Today I have another recent landscape to share with you.
Hope you are enjoying your day. 💙
9 x 12 inch watercolor – Look Beyond
Materials used: Fluid Watercolor paper – hot pressed Daniel Smith watercolors Brushes: Flat 1 inch, Squirrel Mop #4, Liner #1 Cut up plastic credit card Spray bottle
I’m loving this limited color palette. The pretty blue really stands out and just makes my heart sing. The raw sienna seems to glow and gently guides your eye around the painting. I love the little bits of unpainted white paper, it creates a little sparkle on the page.
I hope you are inspired to create art and have fun. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
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!