April 5, 2018

Watercolor Roses


This is watercolor and that's a change for me - I usually paint with acrylics. But this was definitely fun to try.  It's a wet into wet technique and it is fun to watch the colors flow and blend. Kind of meditative to do.  I used my Koi pan watercolors and a waterbrush. So much less to set up and clean up than with acrylics. I just needed my paper, watercolor set, waterbrush and a paper towel!  Simple.

These watercolor roses in a heart shape was a fun try at a tutorial video from Melanie April Art.  She is a watercolor artist and has some amazing art work and classes. If you want to learn watercolor- check her out!

I need more practice for sure, but this was fun and I have painted more with watercolor since I photographed this. As I write this I want to go try it again.  :)

What's working for you lately?

Hope you have a creative weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

-Laney

16 comments

  1. I love your beautiful delicate watercolor roses on 💓.
    I would like to learn watercolor pai ting. Thanks for tips!
    Happy PPF 💞

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    1. Thanks sirkkis! Hope you try watercolors.

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  2. OOOO, such soft dreamy colors! Happy painting!

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  3. This is gorgeous, the colours are fantastic, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks for the sweet compliment!

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  4. Beautiful against the dark background, very effective.

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  5. your watercolor painting of roses is beautiful Laney. I do play with watercolors on occasion, but my first love is acrylics and I don't see that changing:) Happy PPF!

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  6. This is lovely, and the black background really makes it pop!

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  7. I spy little faces in the center of your roses. :)

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    1. Yes! I see them too, although they were unintentional. ;)

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