Chilled and Cool, Impressionist Landscape

impressionist watercolor landscape, limited palette, cool colors,

Minimalist Art ….With a focus on a quiet, cool chilled feeling.

In watercolors.

Did it work?  I wonder……..



impressionist watercolor landscape, limited palette, cool colors,
Minimalist Watercolor Landscape



Watercolor’s Key Points



Impressionist Watercolor Landscape: minimal and clean

Impressionist Landscapes 1

Impressionist Landscapes 2 



Express and Convey

Expressing Coolness, Calmness and Space

Calm White Space



High Key Low Key

High Key:  most of the painting’s space is light, white and not much paint has been applied.

The paint used, has been brushed on, judiciously.  Leaving high ratio of Light. Of white.




Limited Palette

Limited Palette: Phalo blue, Light Red, Raw Umber

Limited Palette 

Limited Palette 




Watercolor Materials and Paints Used


Keeping it Simple


Fabriano 100% cotton rag paper …. sheer delight

Rekab 320s  squirrel   #2


3  watercolor paints:

Phalo Blue Daniel Smith pb15:3

Raw Umber Maimeri pbr7

Light Red Blockx  pr102





Published by debiriley

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,

22 thoughts on “Chilled and Cool, Impressionist Landscape

    1. thanks!! I think perhaps, by nature maybe I have a very large part of me that is eastern art influenced. especially in the minimalist, zen wabi sabi ways….. 🙂

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    1. thank you! Its great you enjoyed this, I’m doing a couple more that are fairly loose and impressionist that are relaxing. Cheers, Debi 🙂


  1. Yes, this certainly works. I love it! Can you tell more about the steps you took in painting this?

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