Rocking It…

OK, I agree, my title is a bit punny for one of the last five watercolors I did in July:


Next, I decided to expand my horizons (so to speak) and painted this landscape:


Not a subject I normally paint, so I was pleased with it… below is my reference photo I used from a photo I took of a nearby creek:


We recently had a full moon that inspired these summer stars:


I enjoyed playing with a dagger brush and different color combinations for them.

Time was short so I experimented to create this fantastic feather:


I used a straw to blow wet pools of watercolor paint and gold acrylic ink to give it some pizazz!  The collaged letter, “F” I created from one of my leftover watercolor circles from a previous project.

I ended my last painting for July with this door and quote:


I was ready to close the “door” on this project and start something new!

Thank you ALL for your encouragement on this month’s project, as always, I appreciate your kind comments and likes of support… it means so much to me!

Cheers! 🙂

23 responses to “Rocking It…

  1. It’s nice to start the day with a smile–I love puns. It is fascinating for me to see all of the different subjects that you chose for your paintings. I was particularly drawn to your wonderful landscape. Wow!

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    • Thanks Mike! 😃 It was fun to challenge myself to try different subjects and see what I enjoyed. I’d like to try painting more landscapes. 🌲🌿 I think painting a variety is what I enjoyed most about this project. ⭐️


  2. I love seeing you expand and explore Jill! your landscape and door are wonderful! And your rocks, I’ve never seen such beautiful rocks! I enjoyed the challenge but I’m ready to move on too 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Jenna! 😍 For the last 3 summers, I have painted beach rocks in watercolor at the lake, it is fun to look back and see how my style has changed. 🌿
      I have really enjoyed seeing your watercolors too! 💕💗


  3. A fun month of exploration….I love all the experiments with color, texture and subject matter.

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  4. You know I love them all. Your landscape is special. I am going to have to pick up a straw and try out that technique. Thank you Jill.

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    • Thanks so much for all your encouragement Susan! 😘💕
      I learned the straw technique in an online watercolor class I took a few years ago. I blew paint for part of the bird’s wings. I think it is one of my favorite paintings. I will have to try it again! 🎨🐦


  5. They are wonderful!!
    I’m always inspired by your beautiful work. 💗😀

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  6. Just beautiful. All of them. Especially like the blow paint!

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  7. All so nice! I’m so impressed with your landscape though since it’s not your normal genre. I wish I could paint so well!

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    • Thank you Deborah, I’m glad you like it! 😃 I will have to try more of them…🌿🌲 Watercolor painting does not come easy for me but I have to say daily practice this month has helped my confidence. I found choosing a small subject and a variety helped keep me focused on this project. Maybe this would help you too? 🎨👍

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  8. Wonderful, Jill! Your art surely jumps off the page in the most amazing of ways!

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  9. you never cease to amaze me………….. ❤

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  10. You are definitely rocking it! I like the variety, but I especially like the rocks. (K)

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