Sea Coves

creative experimental watercolor techniques, watercolour abstract seas, blue lagoon painting,

Beautiful blues and crystal clear turquoise waters of the sea, seem to always draw us closer.

Well, those colors mesmerise me at any rate!


creative experimental watercolor techniques, watercolour abstract seas, blue lagoon painting,
Sea Coves, experiments in watercolor


Watercolor Experiments

This was a lovely fun experiment.


Just simply pouring paints on and then watching their tiny particles float and drift, then finally sink as they dried.




You’d have to be an enthusiastic artist to admit, that watching paint dry…. was fun and entertaining.




The Surface

I think with this one, in particular using the ultra smooth clayboard surface really did the trick.

The pigments were allowed to do what they do best, they were not fiddled with; the loveliness of the flow was never disturbed.

The board, itself worked with me, worked with the paints and  kept the translucency so pretty and lovely.




Using Daniel Smith watercolor paints was extremely enjoyable.

Lunar Earth, and Prussian Blue were the 3 major players.

I did add a touch of buff in 2-3 spots later.

“Judiciously”  of course!






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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,

17 thoughts on “Sea Coves

  1. Simply beautiful Debi. Watercolour is such a beautiful medium to work with – I never tire of the beautiful array of colours and how they mingle and blend on the paper. And you are so right – it is best just left to do it’s own thing….

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    1. THANK YOU!
      yes, they do move more and the granulation is made more visible too. clayboard here, is so $$$$ I haven’t bought any new for ages! cheap, cheap. LOL

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    1. it was cool, 🙂 its hard not to love that. its smooth clayboard. and feels silky, slick. lovely. I think, you might like it. lunar black, ultramarine, cobalt violet, cerulean, lunar earth all would be great “granulators” Jodi Cheers, debi

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      1. Awh! Interesting! I think I have a few small ones around. I have done a bit of acrylic on them, but never thought about watercolor! Do you use the flat or cradled?


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