I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.
Happy Independence day! ❤️ 🇺🇸
I painted this watercolor landscape using a large flat brush and a limited color palette.
I was pretty happy with the results. When I decided I was finished painting I flipped it around to let it dry a bit upside down.
I was a bit shocked by how much I loved this painting upside down. It made me smile and think, how did this even happen?? It looks like a water view now. There’s always something to learn from each painting.
I waited a while before removing the tape around the border and deciding where to place my signature.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on!
Today I have a watercolor landscape to share with you.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
12 x 16 inch Rocky Beach
This painting was a good practice with some mixed results. I think it’s a good time to do a little self critique. There’s always something to learn from each painting. Hopefully I will be able to carry a few of these lessons forward to improve my next landscape.
The sky: It is a bit too moody. Maybe a larger brush and brighter color in the sky would have been a better choice.
The distant mountains: I really like how the mountains turned out with interesting color and depth. Using the credit cards here helped me stay rather loose and create some nice texture.
The water: Nice gentle waves that were not overworked. The large flat brush to the rescue here.
Beach foreground: The sandy area fades nicely into the water. The rocky area in front should have probably had more detail and maybe been broken up into smaller random shapes.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
Painted while standing instead of sitting, it was a nice change.
My first attempt was a good practice. One problem that stands out is that there are not enough dark values. What I really like in this painting though is the feeling of movement in the grass and weeds.
Reflection at the shore – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
Then my second attempt… a very different result, darker and bolder.
Probably went a little too far with dark values this time, a little over correction. 😉
Reflection at the shore 2 – 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
Before starting the first painting, I had to hush that little voice telling me that I could not do this. I realized that I just had to get out of my own way and go for it. In the end, I had fun and learned something. That makes me happy. 🙂
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a simile and sprinkle kindness all around.