Into the Woods in Watercolor.
As I dream and wait for the trees in our backyard woods to transform into their Spring and Summer beauty from their current state of brown dormant sticks (recently covered in snow yesterday!) , I found a tiny bit of time late one evening this week to spend in my art studio painting a simple “spontaneous” landscape watercolor painting.
I haven’t had much time for art lately, so it was fun to create this little scene by completely wetting down the paper first and just throwing on some Cerulean Blue, Olive Green, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Quinacridone Gold and then twisting and turning the paper to allow it to form a soft background.
Once dry, I used a rigger brush in the same colors to add a bit of definition here and there. The total time spent on this was less than 30 minutes, but it felt great to paint. I was inspired by Steve Mitchell’s Spontaneous Watercolor Landscape to try this technique and hope to do it again. This is the kind of painting I really love to do – spontaneous, somewhat abstract, and very relaxing.
Happy Weekend! Hope you find time to do the things you love!
Cheers & Hugs,