A Chance of Rain & Fish

A Chance of Rain is done in Reeve watercolor paints, which I’m really enjoying. Added some sheep in for fun.

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I also tried out the new paints I got. They are Mozart brand and I was not very impressed with them. They don’t like being used on dry paper, and even after water after, they took work to get to blend. I will be trying again with them. Right now I’m just glad they were on sale for less than $10.

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A magical tree

Along with the watercolor markers and paint I got thanks to PrimeDay at Amazon, I also got a bunch of gel pens to play with. I wanted to do a bit of a whimsical tree. I had fun doing this, but I kept getting glitter on my hands (some of the colors are glitter ones).

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Two new paintings

This first painting is another where I was trying out a new brand. I used a reference of a picture I took I think last year. There is a park not far from my house that has some nice places. There is usually never water in this spot, but I didn’t want it all brown.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other day I took a paint class at a Michaels for the first time. The instructor was nice, but it was not the class that was advertised. I decided to take it anyway since I’m learning. I was the only one there so it was one on one.

The canvas did not have time to dry between things so my colors messed up. I kept trying to layer them, but they were still wrong. So today I went over them again and had some fun with them. They don’t look anything like the flowers we were painting, but I still like it.

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Trying a new technique

Today I wanted to try using watercolor on canvas. I have some little 4×4 ones I picked up awhile ago, so grabbed one of those to play with.

The first thing I did was to paint some colorful stripes. I was going to go back across with the the other way but did not like how it looked. So I decided to play around. I went over the canvas with more water and then blotted it off with a tissue. It gave the painting a distressed looked, which I rather like.

After that, I wanted to add some hearts for fun, so did that with my Posca paint markers. It was missing something, so the I added a few white swirls and then added the poka dots. I really like how it came out!

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Forest at Dusk

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Todays Paintings

For the first one, I used a reference picture I took last year in the fall. I then added to it to get what you see below. I used a bit too much water in places, so it’s on the messy side, but I wanted to share anyone so I can show progress as I go.

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For this one, I took a couple pictures of my day lilies. They are not perfect, but I have to start somewhere. I actually signed up for a class for painting flowers, so I’ll be posting lots of flowers in the near future.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I think next I will be trying my watercolor pencils that I have. It’s nice to have so many options available!

So, I’ve been painting!

That’s right, I’m starting with another new craft. I already had paints from before, but I decided that I wanted to try watercolor. I played with what I had, then got some more. Here are the three small paintings that I’ve done so far. The bottom one I just finished and is still drying, but I took a pic to share anyway. Too excited with how it came out!

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