Watercolor backgrounds

Sandy Allnock has a great online course that demonstrates multiple techniques for Watercolor Backgrounds.  I wanted to take it a step further and test the techniques on paper other than watercolor paper. (Can you tell which paper is the watercolor paper?) Below are today’s results.

Wreath o’ Everything!

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A wreath with something for everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

More fun with Roses!

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For this rosy practice session, I used a bigger brush and added some layers of color – either a deeper tone of the same color or something completely different.

Practicing Roses!

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Back in the studio today and warming up with some roses! Looking forward to trying some variation with line, layer and color. There is something wonderful about bright colors on a crisp, fresh piece of paper.

World Watercolor Month Sunflower Part II

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Before doing the final painting, I wanted to see if I could increase the vibrancy of the colors with more pigment, less water and a bigger brush.