I’ve been spending some time on weekends brushing up on watercolor painting. Designs with watercolor elements are really on trend right now, so I decided to start creating my own instead of purchasing from stock image sites. It’s been such a long time since I last worked with the medium, so I’m more than a little rusty! This was my first attempt:
The colors were sort of nice, so even if I wanted to throw it away, I decided not to. But by golly, I am really out of practice. Watercolor is all about control and technique — and lots of practice!
I realized I was too ambitious and started with small things — things I can use on my projects, like backgrounds, icons, basic shapes.
I don’t know why I decided to make watermelon slices, I just really loved the color combination. Those dots are going to be backgrounds for social media icons on blogs. The hearts? I don’t know yet, but hearts are always useful! 🙂
And then I remembered that I planned to make a watercolor painting of Polly Alexandre’s photograph of peonies on a chair. So this is the first attempt. I did it really quickly before I destroyed it by adding unnecessary details. 🙂 You should always know when to stop.
It’s definitely not perfect, but I love the casual rendering of a formal subject, which is actually the effect I was going for. 🙂 What did I do with the mistakes? Well, I turned them into backgrounds for quotes! hehehe. Here they are: