In between painting pet portraits I’ve been working with watercolors. Normally when I paint, I say I’m ‘playing’ even though it’s my full time job. But the more I use watercolors, the more issues I have. They generally wind up looking like my acrylic paintings and very detailed.
Not the “watercolor look”.
With the full intention of getting a looser look, I painted these summer treats with watercolors.
Meh. I mean, they’re okay I guess but maybe I’m just not comfortable with this look yet.
So I kept going, but still trying to keep the watercolor appearance.
At any rate, I did achieve a looser look so now I’ll move on to flowers again, hoping for the same.
Yes, I realize I could take a watercolor class or watch some YouTube videos but, you know, in 20 years I’ve never taken one painting class after my college debacle and honestly I enjoy the discovery process of learning. I am enjoying watercolors, mainly because you can come back after a break and still manipulate the paint but also because the look is so different from my other work.
Do you have a favorite between the watercolors only, with Tombows, or with outlining? I’d love to know!
If you’d like any of them for your own use, I’ve made Summer Treat Watercolor Printables for you. They’re individual and roughly 4″ tall but they might take a little enlargement. Just click the link, print them off or save them to your computer and add your own touch before you print them off!
Summer Treat Watercolor Printables
Is it easier to tell the difference when they’re lined up like this? Am I obsessing? Don’t answer that.
And I forgot to do the patterns for these. Those will be available in a day or so.