Fearless Friday, Watercolor Techniques

July was #Worldwatercolormonth, a daily challenge to promote interest in the arts, and to raise money for art supplies for children all over the world

I enjoyed challenging myself to paint one watercolor a day, which is a lot harder than it sounds,… some days I did several and other days I did none…

If you are lucky enough to have a space to paint with your supplies at hand, it makes daily painting much more likely

I mixed it up by doing some large detailed paintings like

 

Fresh Vegetables

 

 

 

And some quick loose paintings, like this “Puddle Pear”

 

 

 

This method is fun because the paint is going to dictate and surprise you!

With a large fat brush put a thin puddle of water in an area, in the general shape of what you are painting, and drop a few drops of color into the wet area.  Let the paint spread as it wants to or tip and turn the paper to encourage it in a direction.  Let it dry thoroughly.  It will look totally different after it dries.

For this pear, I did two puddles, a large one for the pear bottom with green and yellow, then a smaller shape above for the pear top, with yellow and red.

Once the pear was dry I added the stem and shadows

Fast & Fun!

 

“Lake View” was created in a similar way, with large areas painted with water first, then color dropped in to run and spread out

 

 

A couple of times a year I treat myself to a Sketchbox or Art Snax, monthly subscription boxes of art supplies.

You don’t know what’s going to be inside, so it’s like getting a present!  You will be introduced to all different types of art supplies and get a chance to try them out before investing in them.  You can start and stop your subscriptions whenever you want to

 

 

 

In July I ordered the SketchBox Special Release grab box,  and one of the items was a set of General Watercolor pencils, plus 2 single Faber Castell single watercolor pencils

The Faber Castell pencils have a soft grip which makes them really nice

 

 

 

Watercolor pencils really are magic, you put down some color

 

 

 

Blend with water and voilà “Beach Path”

 

 

 

Magic!

 

This is another fun thing to try, do an ink drawing first, with a waterproof liner pen, then add soft layers of watercolor

 

 

 

Here’s a few of my favorites from #worldwatercolormonth

 

 

Lidy’s Flowers

 

You can see all of my #worldwatercolormonth paintings on Instagram here

 

Try something out of your comfort zone today and Be Fearless!

 

🎨  🎨  🎨  🎨  🎨

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it, Happiness is Homemade  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

 

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7 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor Techniques”
  1. I enjoyed every one of your world water color month creations Jenna. Just beautiful and inspiring. Thank you!

    Dr. Johanne Lamarche 630 Spruce Lane Berwyn, PA 19312-1457 610-220-2086

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  2. Sharon Mann says:

    What fun, I enjoyed each painting.

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  3. pattyanneart says:

    Very beautiful and inspiring! 🌸💗
    Great job, Jenna! 😀

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  4. Kari says:

    I am speechless Jenna…so pretty. I love watercolors and envy anyone who can paint such gorgeous pictures. Inspiring.

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  5. CoziNest says:

    Beautiful. Great find on the sketch box! I might have to try those sometime.

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  6. I really enjoyed watercolor month! You are a gifted and amazing artist, Jenna! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Rebecca Lee says:

    Sent from my iPad

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