Pear (First Layer)

Watercolor Update.  I did not have a finished watercolor to share, so I’m posting the first layer of a pear in watercolor and a couple sketches created during the week. Leave a note if you create art too because I’d love to see your creations as well. Pear – First …

Chocolate Chip Cookie

This was a fun little watercolor to paint and it was relatively fast to create. Below are the paints I used, and (not shown) are the Silver Black Velvet brushes I used on this mini watercolor-paper by Stonehenge.  Also, remember, I’m an amateur and learning from amazing artists who offer …

The Boat

I see some issues but practice, practice practice. Right!?  Anyway, it’s a fun hobby and if you paint as well, leave a comment to tell me what you’re working on or what you think.  I’d love to connect with some other artists and hobbyists. This was painted with Holbein watercolors on …

Pier on Lake

This painting is done in Holbein Watercolors on 140 lb watercolor paper and BSilver Black Velvet brushes. I wanted a limited palette to see what I could create and I also used the paints that were already on my palette. So it turned out to be approximately 6 or 7 …

Ocean Wave

This was painted on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and painted with Holbein Watercolors (as shown in the image below), and Silver Black Velvet Limited brushes (of various sizes). On a side note (or personal level), it was actually difficult to create these layers with watercolors and for a while, …

Birds of a feather

BLUE-WINGED MOUNTAIN TANAGER: The painting on the left is an exaggerated interpretation of this bird, so don’t look for perfect accuracy. 🙂  Of note, the same materials were used for both of these paintings. However, the Tanager was started with watercolor pencils. And…yikes; I did not like the overall look nor how …

Flamingo

This was painted on Arches 300lb 100% cotton paper and wow, it makes a huge difference. Over the past week, I’ve watched several videos on watercolors and the artists kept saying that 100% cotton is the best for watercolors as well as better paints. As you can see from the …