Blue Bluff: Watercolor Landscape

watercolor landscape blue mountains, Ultramarine Blue pb29, impressionist, colorful painting of nature,

Watercolor Landscapes….. fresh, free and bold.

Influenced by John Singer Sargent, Margaret Coen and Penleigh Boyd.

Artists of extraordinary skill.  With extraordinary depth of feeling for the landscapes they ‘befriended’ and painted.


watercolor landscape blue mountains, Ultramarine Blue pb29, impressionist, colorful painting of nature,
Ultramarine Blue Bluff – Watercolor Landscape


Those artists had something,  Special.  

They traipsed the land and knew it well.

And by their knowing the land, were genius at painting its Portrait…… With depth, truth, passion and soul.

I’d like to emulate their approach, in that same fashion.


My Post on Margaret Coen Watercolor Diva   shows a hint of how she painted.




Blue Bluff

Blue Bluff landscape was painted quickly.

References were ……From my memories of our winter’s fun and exciting Kalbarri week long outback adventures.




Watercolor Materials

I painted it on dry paper, to give a  feeling of “immediacy.”

I used Arches 100% cotton Cold Press 300gsm.

The Daniel Smith watercolors I used:  Ultramarine blue pb29,   Quinacridone Sienna PO49/PR209 and Burnt Umber PBr7.

We can Never go too far wrong, with a limited palette!



Blue Bluff has just a wee bit of ink, placed in random areas in the foreground.





Posts and art images with the Mountain Theme:

Mondays Mountains  

Touch the mountain 

Blue Monday 

Painting Watercolor Mountains 

Its a climb 

Color on the Mountain 

Mountain  and Diablo Lake




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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

26 thoughts on “Blue Bluff: Watercolor Landscape

  1. I have tried three times to leave a comment…..I’ll just say that your painting is beautiful and I think that I need to get DS Burnt Umber, much prettier than the other brands. Well, I hope this comment goes through! 😉

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    1. hi – think this is going now. it went straight to spam bucket! ? crazy. why it would do this, after all this time of being ok, idk…. well, thank you Margaret. burnt umber is great as long as its Pbr7 LOL (there she goes again!) thank you for trying 3 times!! cheers, hugs for the efforts 🙂 debi

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