More experiments with watercolor, and I think it's getting pretty good so far. I signed up for Anna Mason's watercolor school since she did a half-off sale for a month, which is cool. It's expiring tomorrow, and although it was worth it for me at half-price, it might be too much if I spent the full price monthly.
But here's the result! I made these 'wallpapers' based on both the tutorials (I do love being told what to do when I'm painting) and experiments on my own. I'm very happy with how all of these flowers turned out and looking forward to more watercolor painting! I'm using the Sakura Koi watercolor set with Escoda Optima and PC Sable brushes. My friend Therese was right--the paint, the brush, the paper all affects the result of the watercolor. I'm looking forward to trying more watercolors soon!
Frances, may I borrow your Grumbacher set? Hihi.
Apple blossom wallpaper! The main blooms are from the Anna Mason tutorials, but I separately painted additional things to fill up the gaps in the wallpaper. I like that red background, which I based on that tiny bud on the flower on the left side.
I'm following this London-based Instagram that's basically posting photo after photo of how pretty London is. And these springtime magnolias have caught my eye. These flowers are crazy stacked amongst each other that I got intimidated every time I tried to paint it. These flowers are based on three different photos that I painted and then composed into this photo. Tackling things one by one really helps build a whole bunch of flowers.
Plumerias (or calachuchi here in the Philippines) have always been my favorite flower. I liked picking them up and smelling them and stuffing it into every possible crevice of my clothes. The flowers smell fantastic. We have one of these trees growing in our house in Batangas, so I took photos and used that as reference to paint the flowers.
What are these flowers called? I am not sure. This photo is based on the flowers on the table at a restaurant. I wanted to use the Cosmos tutorial from Anna Mason to paint this, but I had no internet when I painted this, whoops! I quite like how these turned out, so I used it in a tea-themed pattern thing, which was nice too.
This is the first Anna Mason tutorial I followed, and look at the result! Amazing what words of encouragement can do. Anna likes to say that you can be good at watercolor in 26 hours, and I think that's true. But it's all about finding your style and what works for you. I'm looking forward to painting more purple/blue hued flowers soon.
Message me if you're interested in having me paint something for you. :)