SO Zen! watercolor granulating pigments

Where would we be without the granulating pigments of watercolor? That’s a good question!       Watercolor Pigments Granulation is Texture. Texture creates depth, atmosphere, feeling and visual interest. The granulation adds ….  Mystery. Intrigue. It is yet another powerful tool to capture the audience.     My featured painting “So Zen”  used aContinue reading “SO Zen! watercolor granulating pigments”

Unified Palette: indigo and raw umber

A very simple watercolor landscape. No bells or whistles. Just two paints. Indigo for a cool, dark. Raw Umber for the warmer, lighter color.         Impressionist Watercolor Landscape     My processes   Color Selection. I decided to paint using a very reduced palette to help with unifying the image. I neededContinue reading “Unified Palette: indigo and raw umber”

Best 15 Watercolor Trees #worldwatercolormonth

All my tree lovelies,  together. A collection of moody,  Impressionist Watercolor Landscapes. Some are ‘busy’  while others have been pared down to the bare bones. Each, with their own tale to tell.       Watercolor Trees Fir trees, Poplar trees, maple trees, gum trees and … trees of unknown species. They’re all here.  Continue reading “Best 15 Watercolor Trees #worldwatercolormonth”

Inked Up #worldwatercolormonth

Cobalt Blue:  An Impressionist Watercolor-Ink Landscape. This very small 3×5 inch painting was an unexpected surprise.  I was working Wet in Wet with watercolors and inks, with a series of small sizes taped up ready to go. Some were going to be using cobalt, some zoisite and some in a lovely light red.    Continue reading “Inked Up #worldwatercolormonth”

Watercolor Light Red …quick demos

Light Red can be an excellent addition to your watercolor painting palette. Years ago, I’d tried a few. Well, quite alot actually!  And gave up in disgust. The ones I’d chosen were too muddy.  Too dull. They did not mix and blend well with the other colors on my palette either. Causing a great dealContinue reading “Watercolor Light Red …quick demos”

River of Gold ‘n Umber

Watercolors –  a river scene in warm golden umbers draws us in. Its lovely simplicity adds to the charm, to my eye. I used my imagination. I used my memories of strolls from the past, to create this watercolor.     Watercolor Landscape   Choosing not to replicate ….. a photo. But to search myself,Continue reading “River of Gold ‘n Umber”