World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 2 Recap

Another week of painting has gone by.  I’ve had a lot of fun trying new techniques and following tutorials that I’ve been meaning to paint for a long time.  The point was not to make frameable masterpieces but to try new brushstrokes, learn, and have fun with the painting process.

Day 8-Flying Things, Atlantic Puffin

Day 8-Flying Things, Atlantic Puffin. I hope to see one someday!

Day 9-Climbing Mountains, Pronghorn from Yellowstone

Day 9-Climbing Mountains, Pronghorn from Yellowstone

Day 10-Light and Luminous, Swan - Followed a tutorial by Lindsay Weirich in her online class "Feathers and Fowl"

Day 10-Light and Luminous, Swan – Followed a tutorial by Lindsay Weirich in her online class “Feathers and Fowl”

Day 11-Beautiful Blooms, Clover

Day 11-Beautiful Blooms, Clover

Day 12-Forest Animal, Bear

Day 12-Forest Animal, Bear

 

Day 13-Fast & Loose, Florals

Day 13-Fast & Loose, Florals

Day 14-Sweet Treat, Chocolate

Day 14-Sweet Treat, Sea Salt Caramel

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

I’m off to start the prompts for week 3.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 1 Recap

Creating 31 watercolors in 31 days seems a little daunting, but keeping up so far has been fun.  I’ll start here with Day 2 because Day 1 had it’s own post.

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 7-Playing Games

Day 7-Playing Games

I post daily on Instagram, but in order not to flood email inboxes, a weekly recap seems to be the best option.   Also, because many of the daily prompt challenges are painted very simply, recapping a week at a time might be more pleasing to the eyes. 🙂  However, I’ll probably do singleton posts intermittently throughout the month, too.

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Have a great weekend!

World Watercolor Month 2018

Happy World Watercolor Month 2018!  This event, created by Charlie over at Doodlewash, has participants from all around the world, and we connect our art and blogs with the hashtag of #worldwatercolormonth.

Carnation

Carnation

Many talented artists have tutorials and online classes, and this carnation was inspired by Lindsay Weirich’s online class, Watercolor Flower Workshop.  She explains everything so simply and reminds us not to focus on perfection but to have fun in the process of painting.

Here’s just a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Lately it’s been really hot in this neck of the woods, so I hope you are staying cool!

Lightning

Last year on our beach vacation we saw many fantastic displays of lightning over the ocean at night.  My son was able to capture quite a few amazing photos, and this painting is based on one of those.

Lightning

Lightning

I chose this scene because of the pink and yellow colors observed around the lightning and how they reflected on ocean – what a spectacular show we watched!

Playful Dolphins

We recently returned from a beach vacation where we enjoyed watching the dolphins swimming not too far from the water’s edge.  This painting is based on a lesson from a Walter Foster book called The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor, which has many enchanting sea life tutorials.

Dolphins

Dolphins

I took advantage of a rainy beach day to get to work and am happy with the results.  I hope these playful dolphins and their facial expressions make you smile.