Fearless Friday, Abstract Landscape

The fall colors are really popping in my area,

let’s try to capture the magic with a fast and loose

abstract watercolor today

I used this photo from Pixabay as my model

I used a large brush loaded with water to wet the paper,

and painted tones of pale yellow down the center for the path

Lime green marked the sides of the path

{the wet paper let it flow into the yellow}

Quinaquidone {golden brown} was added for the shadow areas

across the path

I used a hand held fan to dry the paper*

*I was doing this as more of a sketch rather than a serious painting,

so I painted it in my mixed media sketch book

Use a pad of watercolor paper block or tape down the edges

of a piece of water color paper to prevent it from rippling

Next I added tree trunks in shades of brown,

painting them shorter, lighter, and thinner

as they recess into the distance

Greenery and colored leaves

Final quick details~

Abstract Fall Landscape, 7″ x 7″ watercolor on mixed media paper

Try working fast and loose

Be Fearless!

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26 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Abstract Landscape”
  1. This is really beautiful and you should frame it!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! Your fall landscape abstract painting is beautiful! It captures the colors of fall perfectly. Our colors started to really pop as well this week. I agree you should frame your gorgeous painting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. This is fun! I am trying hard to be looser with my art — this is a great idea!

  4. Pam says:

    Jenna, I love this beautiful abstract watercolor. I always love a path in a painting and wonder where it leads. It is a blessing to see rain! Happy Friday!

  5. So pretty. My project I was working on ended up being a fun – mess. Too heavy handed. You always know when to stop and allow space inside the composition. Ahhh. I’ll keep observing you and try again.

    • Yes, you have to make yourself stop and walk away, you’ll be surprised at what you think when you look at it with fresh eyes. Even though it ended up a fun mess, I bet you learned something…

  6. CC says:

    love ALL your painting on how-to that you share!!

  7. lghiggins says:

    You just blow me away with your talent at taking a photo and turning it into art with what seems like a few strokes!

  8. hilda5462 says:

    Nice! and yes, the Fall colors are popping in my area too!!!!

  9. Indeed, a very stunning watercolor!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t that just gorgeous…reminds me so much of Door County. The temptation to add more must be hard to resist, but it is SO-perfect the way it is. I would love to see a meadow, seaside and winter done in that method. Still cleaning/sorting my basement, found all my brushes and sorted them, and sighed….soon! Sandi

  11. Kim Goddard says:

    Jenna, this is just beautiful. I agree with Linda that you blow me away with your talent, but also with Sandi in that it might have been tempting to add more but it’s perfect the way it is! Our leaves are long gone now but I am happy that the fall colors have arrived where you are. Happy Monday!

  12. Mary says:

    Such a pretty fall landscape Jenna! Our wish our fall foliage was a little more vibrant this year but the dry weather has taken its toll. Happy Thursday ♥

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