Do you remember the loose landscapes I recently did in acrylics? Well, I decided to try them in watercolor.
However, I wanted to give myself some new criteria to challenge my brain! 🙂
I decided to first create imaginary abstract landscapes with torn magazines and then paint them in watercolor. I thought it would also be good practice in mixing similar colors with paint. And to add another challenge, I decided to try adding texture to my watercolors with some of these items:
Here are my results, can you find the bubble wrap in the one below?
I like the simplicity of this one:
I realized afterwards that I needed less water and more paint to get closer to my color values. Sometimes it is hard to remember that watercolor dries lighter!
I used several different textures in the above piece. An egg carton to dip into the greenish-blue paint which made a great stamp! An old dish rag for the purple mountain shape and the textured paper to create the bumps in the light green shape.
I think I like my last one best:
I used toilet paper to blot the green mountain shape. Table salt on the black. And the end of my paint brush to create lines in the purple shape.
I really enjoyed this exercise I created for myself! Starting with collage first helped me to create shapes, colors and patterns that I would not have done on my own.
Here is a photo of a landscape at the lake. I encourage you to give it a try!
Wishing you a sunny Sunday! 🙂