I’ve recently taken up watercolour painting and have been trying to find a style I like. I’ve also been trying to learn about how the water and paint interact while wet and as the painting dries. I’ve been practising (almost) daily for the last 5 weeks and here are some of the pieces I created.
These pieces have been the most fun to create and I’m most proud of. They were each had their own journeys, were very different to create, and I learned a lot through each process. For the world map, I tried it several times before getting a result I really loved. For the peony, I tried it a few times to improve, but the first try was ultimately the best. And for the mountain landscape it just took one try.
One of my goals was to try and understand (or rather figure out) how the paint, water, brush, and technique creates different textures and patterns. I really let go of all control with these pantings and just let did what felt right at the time. I wasn’t sure I’d like the results, but I actually love them!
And of course my love of calligraphy had to bleed into the watercolour world. These paintings required a lot more planning and sketching before I started painting, but the whole process is quite relaxing.