Tag Archives: watercolor pencils

Petal (2015)

18 Sep


A nature inspired piece.  I used watercolor pencils and q-tips to spread the paint.  I am so pleased with the result.  The painting conveys a softness I would expect from pastels not watercolor.  The q-tips smooth out the paint and simultaneously blend the lines of paint so some really cool things happen.  Gosh, I love just trying things for fun and getting a surprising result.  Nothing beats painting and the watercolor medium.  Very much hope you enjoy and always hope viewers of my work are sparked with new inspiration for their own work or to believe they can paint as well even if they’ve never once picked up a brush or a q-tip, lol!

(watercolor pencils, Sept. 2015)

Birth (2015)

17 Sep


This painting just came to life.  Too big for my scanner and so the photo is a little darker than I hoped but wanted to share this piece.  I wrestled with it for a while to determine whether I wanted to play with adding some ink lines or painted lines.  I determined that I didn’t want to because the painting didn’t need it.  Arriving at that decision is always a little challenging, but once I decide I can’t imagine the painting any other way.

(watercolor/watercolor pencils on cold-pressed paper, Sept. 2015)

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