Watercolour time again... After a little Infusions diversion and a quick outing for some Distress Oxide experiments, we've moved from Watery Florals to the first of quite a lot of trees coming your way. These were doodles playing with colours and brushstrokes, just trying to stay loose and free and not think too much. Oh, and the people are back!
The tree was the start of this little doodle, and then I thought I'd risk putting some more of my little figures into the landscape. (If you missed the first little people, you'll find them amongst the Mixing and Daubing.)
I like the soft colour tones here - no surprise, I suppose, given it's a variation on blues and browns. (Bah - I haven't written the colours down again - not good practice if I ever want to try this combination again. I'll have to waste time trying to work out what they were.)
I was very happy with my accidental brook bubbling between the moorland hillocks and grasses.
And I am enjoying the tiny people - there's a delightful tightrope walk between control and chance in how they turn out.
It's good for me not to be completely in control!
So that's tree number one.
We're still on the large 9 x 12 Canson pad, and you've probably already caught a glimpse of the second tree I'm sharing today... it's on the same page.
This fir tree is rather large. It takes up half the page in landscape, so it's nearly 9 inches tall.
I just had a lovely time playing with the brush strokes...
... trying to keep a fluidity and flow in the paint...
... but dropping in more colours in places to give variations in the light and shadows in the depth of the branches.
I'm pretty pleased with the trunk too, and I think I could do a similar thing again, which is after all the point of all this playing and practising.
Altogether, this was a happy page which left me in a very serene mood. Thank you, watercolours. Thank you, nature.
And thanks to you for dropping by again today. I'm detouring on to A Vintage Journey next, in a couple of days, but there will be some more watercolouring and some more Distress Oxides along soon. Happy crafting all!
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.
I'd like to share this at Moo-Mania and More where they are asking to see something Handpainted