A few watercolor portrait studies for a change. I checked again inspiration via sktchy app for watercolor studies with one color under paintings. I did observation drawings with colored pencil straight to the watercolor paper, so no tracing, grids or otherwise heavy measuring involved, just a rough sketch based on an image. Colored pencil has
Watercolor time, and Leo time! I wanted to do a plain watercolor portrait and a self portrait this time, since is is my month of the year, August! Thus I chose to use warm colors, orange, instead of my usual nature and green theme. It has been, and still is a year of wonder, not
So here is the other finished watercolor painting of the bright yellow marsh-marigolds. This is a continuation to my aquatic series. I was inspired by a stream next to a road where there was huge bundles of marsh-marigolds almost everywhere along the stream. The flowers were bright yellow against the quite dark and murky surrounding.
The next painting idea I had brewing for the panels was a teeny weeny kingfisher, The King of the River. I used my White Nights watercolor pans for the painting. I used quite many colors on this one: Golden Deep, Cadmium Yellow, Quinacridone Rose Magenta, Ruby, Madder Lake, Bright Blue, Turquoise Blue, Indanthrene Blue and
This painting was for a course assignment with a given theme. Inspiration (kimmoke), or stimulant, incentive; what inspires me to make art. After my initial and quite quick and high-level pondering on some relevant keywords to me (light, nature and colors), I let this topic brew in my head for a week. Then I had