Across The Waters II

modern minimalism art, impressionist watercolor landscape, semi abstracts,

From a distance, across the waters,

in a gentle mist and cool greys

the landscape appeared to me like a watercolor waiting.


modern minimalism art, impressionist watercolor landscape, semi abstracts,
Watercolors – Across The Waters


Watercolors: Gentle, Relaxing


Soft clouds, mountains and trees across the still morning waters.

The delicacy of edges dissolving and floating.

These things I do love.



I was stirred and inspired.

By things overlooked, passed by, things others might not be so inspired by.

The watercolor painting,  Soft Trees across the waters,  stirred my imagination to wander again……


To try again.

To push the boundaries of blurred lines and edges even further.

To see “what would happen.”


beach clam diggers painting, watercolor beach, impressionist landscapes,


Different Materials

And so with only it, (Soft Trees across the waters) as my mental reference…… as my “spark,”  I set off.


My materials were different though.

I used a Hot Press smooth Watercolor board and cool colors with a wet on wet application.

This definitely created a new message, a new atmosphere from that initial source.




Soft blurred edges and shapes,  feel so out of “control.”

Don’t they!?

But thats ok.

These images are  for me.



I don’t  have to let anyone see,

if I don’t wish to, do I?


They are expressions, a way of communication.

Your Art is personal.

It is meant to be unique.


And,  it is different every time we ‘speak’

each time we get our brushes out.






Edges of Watercolor

Hot Press and types of papers 

 Watercolor techniques 

Control, Perfectionism and Fiddling  




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 “Across The Waters II

  1. Hi Debi – so good to see your beautiful artwork. So calming and mysterious. I’m back to blogging now after over a year. After my husband Gary died, I didn’t have the energy to keep up the pace I had before. I’m so glad to be following your wonderful blog again.

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    1. Sharon, hearing from you – this is a really lovely treat today 🙂
      I’m happy that you are uncovering your creative art energy, to let out your fabulous works of imagination and loveliness. I truly Missed, seeing you, and them!
      yes… I know there’s instagram. not, a fan of it.


    1. thanks Ali, that is wonderful! I’m glad you enjoyed this – I really, Never Know, which posts are going to be ok, flop or be hits! 🙂 anyway, thank YOU. cheers, Debi

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    1. my Miss M, thats it. Exciting excitement of seeing just what that paint is going to do! 🙂 thank you, as always for your wonderful and lovely comments; they mean a lot to me. cheers, yrf

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  2. These paintings are stunning Debi and inspiring…. I love the blues and greys, some of my favourite colours. I love the blurred, soft edges and abstract feel…. I’m sure these would sell in a flash Debi – there’s a lot of people out there who love soft, ethereal, abstract landscapes like these, especially when they’re done in such gentle, subtle colours….

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    1. Evelyn, that is so kind – thank you. I should get busy and put some on my shop…. rolling my eyes, I’ve been slack. well, a fair bit of ‘gramma’ duty which has tuckered me out a little. LOL

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    1. Hi Jodi, Thank YOU! It is strange these delicate little things, drifting and floating – so unlike the character and mood of ‘across the waters I.’ One would never really know their genesis, looking at them together. But I’m glad you like them. Cheers, Debi


    1. hi Holly, its wonderful how art, colors and brushstrokes can resonate with others… I’m glad, you have enjoyed these and their ‘song’ has played softly for You 🙂 Thank you Holly. cheers, debi

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  3. I love all of your abstract, soft landscapes. I study your them for your process. You are so encouraging saying that we all can paint in our own way.Thank you for your wonderful blog.


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