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Common Wildflowers

I like to pick a few wildflowers when I’m at the lake so that I can study and paint them in watercolor.

I found Common Tansy and Common Yarrow wildflowers yesterday at the lake.  They may be common in name but not common for me to paint!

I tried to paint them loosely and then added a few details with a BROWN micron pen to change things up a little.


I struggled with painting the Birch bark so I realize it looks a bit strange.  😉

Here is a photo of what I was trying to paint:


I like the burst of red from the cherry, how about you?  I thought it was a good way to end #World Watercolor Month as today is the last day to celebrate  – thanks Charlie at doodlewash.com  for making it such a fun month!

Cheers!  🙂

My Head In The Clouds – Part 2

Remember this watercolor painting from yesterday?

watercolor clouds - a map or anteater

Well, I kept adding more layers of watercolor to it and outlining the colorful shapes with my black micron pen (02 size).

And this is what I got:

doodle like tree bark

It no longer looks like clouds but tree bark!

Cedar Tree bark

Could it be a Cedar Tree?

white pine tree bark

Or perhaps a White Pine?

I don’t know but it was very fun to do!

close-up of doodle like tree bark

Happy Creating!