Eerie Forest Watercolor

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Ok, here’s what happened…I was painting a forest scene wet on dry with hard lines everywhere. The trees were clearly defined with a crisp type of structure. Then, I put too much water on my brush causing bleeding Continue reading

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Winter Pines Watercolor

winterpinesThis was a disaster but I covered over it with trees and blue paint and gouache. I did this one awhile ago and I put it up now because I haven’t painted lately – been feeling a little under the weather – and I didn’t want my blog to just sit there. 🙂 IMO, it’s not a ‘hot mess’ but it’s definitely one for the closet. 🙂 Feel free to throw tomatoes. 🙂

 

A Blissful Evening Watercolor

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This is a watercolor with a touch of illustration. I approached this with no real plan – I just knew that I wanted two rock shapes and went from there. Normally I would do the shading in watercolor but my fine line pens just came in and I wanted to use them. I can’t draw btw which is why my stuff is simple. 🙂

Whadayathink? Comments? Critiques?

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Secret Streamlet Watercolor

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I’m very pleased with this one. I could probably give the mountain and stream a little more shape but other than that, I actually like it. I worked very hard at not being concerned about where objects started and stopped. I kept telling myself that it’s ok for a shoreline NOT to be defined but instead, let it bleed into the stream. I had to convince myself that a mountain or cliff does NOT have to always be brown even though it goes against every fibre of my being. Even painting a tree that’s leaning is extremely vexing for me because I have to have everything even and straight and the correct color. I have to actually work at being free and loose. Must be my personality type or something.

What say ye?

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Forgotten Island Watercolor

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I got this composition from The Mind of Watercolor on YouTube. I kind of followed his video but did my own thing too. After watching it a million times, this is what happened above. 🙂

As always, critiques and criticisms are encouraged. As for my own critique, I wish I could make sand more interesting. Also, learn how to paint other kinds of rocks – all of mine are basically the same.

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