Category Archives: Watercolor Paintings

Flower-Eyed Fairy Finished!

 

Hello Friends! 

Today I decided to finish my fairy watercolor painting. It was relaxing and fun.

Then it turned into a mixed media piece when I decided to add some gold acrylic accents and silver star stickers. I really enjoyed painting this one!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Flower-eyed Fairy in Watercolor-Stage 2

 

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Yesterday, I painted the background of my fairy. I have decided she is a water fairy!

I have an idea of what colors I am going to paint her, too. So I will most likely finish it tomorrow.

I am enjoying the process and am falling in love with watercolor all over again!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Ghostly Girl Watercolor

 

 

Hello Friends!

I am still working on my new fairy painting, but I just realized that I forgot to post this last week!

After finishing my “Warrior Woman” painting,  I decided to use some of those same colors on this painting. I really love these new Daniel Smith colors that Katrina Koltes uses. They are called “Moonglow” and “Shadow Violet.” The only other two colors I used in this were from the brand l’Aquarelle. I used Bright Red for some of the skintones and Payne’s Grey for the shadows in the skin.

The instructor for this lesson was Sabra Alwad Issa again. She is the same instructor who did the toddler in the street painting demonstration.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug  😀

 

Portrait of a Warrior Woman in Watercolor

 

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Yesterday and today I drew and painted this “Warrior Woman” in watercolor for this week’s lesson of Let’sfaceit2020 with Katrina Koltes. It is only a 16×14″ sheet of 300 lb. watercolor paper. So going back to doing a very small face again was quite a transition! And I can’t believe the first 15 weeks are done already!

Now I still need to do week 14 which I skipped because I spent more time on my last acrylic painting. Week 14 is supposed to be done in acrylics, but I think I am going to do it in watercolors instead. It’s a lady in a weird pose, so I am going to try to make her look ghostly!

I hope everyone has had a great week! We are all still well here. I hope you all are, too!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Portrait in Watercolor and Ink

 

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Yesterday I completed this week’s lesson in my Let’s Face It 2020 class. The teacher was Deanna Strachan-Wilson.

I really enjoyed this. First, on Tuesday, I drew it lightly on a piece of 300 lb. Fabriano watercolor paper measuring 18″ x 24.” Then I painted it yesterday. I used calligrapy ink and a paintbrush to paint his clothes. Then I used a calligraphy marker, which has a chiseled tip on one end and a fine tip on the other, to do the outlining and some detail in the hair. I also decided to paint his hair a greenish blue color instead of blond.

I hope everyone is staying well! I don’t have much of a problem with being on lockdown because of the Covid-19 virus, but I hope it is over soon, because people need their jobs! It’s hard to know when things will get back to normal. In the meantime, I wish you all well.

I have lots of art projects to do, books to read, and family to visit with. So I am never bored!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Self-Portrait from My Younger Days!

 

 

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I have a picture of myself that my husband took of me many years ago. He caught me by surprise, but I turned around with a mischevious grin! It is one of the few pictures I have liked of myself, so I wanted it to be my first self-portrait.

The background in the original picture is a white wall, and I had a dark green shirt on. But I decided to change the colors to brighten up the painting.

I used acrylic inks and watercolors for this one on 300 lb. watercolor paper. It is a 7″x10″ piece of scrap paper I had left over from something else.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait in Watercolor

 

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Today I painted this girl in watercolor for Week #10 of Let’sFaceIt2020 with Lucy Brydon. I couldn’t believe she happened to pick a reference photo from Unsplash.com that I already had! I printed it out last week to use as a reference photo for a charcoal portrait which I still plan to do.

I have been wanting to learn to paint darker skin tones for awhile now. I think I want to try painting this one in acrylics at some point, too.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Portrait in Watercolor

 

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This is my second over-the-shoulder painting for my Let’sFaceIt2020 portrait class. The instructor was Katrina Koltes. She did a mini-lesson in watercolor which I actually enjoy more than acrylics. So it was a nice change for me.

She made it with an etheral look like the girl has leaves for hair. This was a challenge since I painted it from the reference photo she provided without tracing it. I had fun with this one!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

Portrait of a Woman in Watercolor

 

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Last night I painted this woman in watercolors. In my portrait class, Let’sFaceIt2020, an artist named Lisa Filion shared videos of how to paint this woman on an iPad. But since I don’t have an iPad, I decided to paint her in watercolors. I just printed out the photo in color. I also couldn’t watch the videos because of internet issues. But I really enjoyed painting in watercolors; it is easy on my arm.

I may not get to finish my Frida Kahlo painting today. I need to do my exercises. Plus, I have a book I am trying to finish reading. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀

 

 

Shades of White Watercolor

 

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Yesterday I practiced using different strengths of only two watercolors: Ivory Black and Paynes Grey, which has a tint of blue in it.

I found a different picture in my book about Degas which is one of several versions of pastel/charcoal drawings he did called “Woman combing her hair.”

I am really enjoying becoming ambidextrous! It is quite fun!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😁

 

 

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