Painting in a simple way: painting a tree in watercolor

This post is about painting an acacia tree, and it is part of a series, painting in a simple way, painting a tree in watercolor.

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New Themes-Series – Watercolor painting

Hi, for this post, I want to share with you two painting from what I called, ‘New themes/Series,’ which have this name because new ideas were used for their creation. Does it happen to you that, sometimes a new idea for a painting/project comes to your mine, but you are unsure if it is a…

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Watercolor painting – Exploring other techniques

This is a fragment of Tomatoes in Blue Container one of the paintings presented in this post.

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Outdoor Ivy – combined techniques on how to watercolor painting

Hi,I would like to share with you this painting, which is a landscape in which I combined wet with dry brushstrokes of colors. Some of the layers of color were left wet, and another layer of wet color was applied; or, after the wet layer was dried, then, the dry brushstroke of color was added.…

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New – Combined techniques on how to paint with watercolors

For this post, I have a watercolor painted creating layers of color, with an emphasis on transparencies. I also used the back (the tip) of the brush to create the details such as the contour of the guitar, and the vines/flowers. See below below Below is the picture of the completed painting The main purpose…

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Playing Girls – Painting with watercolors capturing the moment

The idea of this painting is to capture the movement’s of three playing girls (Sisters). To complete this picture I used mainly dry brushstrokes of watercolor pigments, leaving several white spots in the paper, so the movements don’t get lost in the composition. See below a video clip of the different steps I used to…

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Thinking too Much – Painting with watercolors in a different way

Why do I said, “painting in a different way,” I said that because I think is a little different way from what most watercolors are done. The technique used in this painting is a combination of two techniques, wet brush strokes of watercolor, and making scratches on the wet paper with the back of the…

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Forest – Painting nature in a loosely way using watercolors

When it’s time to paint nature, I sometimes do this using a loose way; the colors of the trees may not match the ‘real’ colors of the barks’ trees; but it’s okay since I am painting in a loose way – mostly from my imagination or; sketch’s notes from the woods/forest nearby my home. Below…

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Violets at the Garden – Adding a special touch to your watercolor’s paintings

This is a watercolor painting on the topic of violets. It shows three violet plants in their clay’s containers.

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Still life – Different ways in which you can add a special touch to your watercolor’s paintings

For the painting showed in this post, I used a different brand of paper, Fabriano – the advantage of this paper is that is more resistant to water, bends less and it has a nice brilliance. I also used watercolors that come from tubes (instead of tablets of color), and for some reason, I think…

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