Annotated Audrey’s Adventures in Watercolor

Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,

I’ve always had a fascination for watercolor paintings and art.  I love the blurred lines and the way the colors fade into one another.  Up until recently, I shied away from watercolor in my own work, as I found it difficult to use and for some reason I never thought it matched my style.

watercolor annotated audrey

Recently,  I gave watercolor another shot. Through this experience, I learned that although watercolors do create an aesthetic that is somewhat different from my typical work, the images can be altered to fit my style. As such, my personal preference is to use watercolor as a base and then finish the piece using other materials.

Materials:

  • The watercolor pallet that I used to create these paintings dates back to the late nineties when I was in grade school. It is a student grade semi moist watercolor pallet by Prang.

  • The paper I used was from a Canson XL mixed media sketchbook. You can also use regular water color paper. I’ve learned that the paper you use is very important. Stay away from card stock or regular printer paper- it will get drenched and damage your work.

  • Colored pencils, graphite pencils, permanent markers, art pens and more.

 Method:

  • I did the initial sketches for these pieces in pencil, then used watercolor to paint and added detail and shading using colored pencils and permanent markers.

Here’s a gallery of my adventures in watercolor.

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Copyright Notice:

All images contained in this post are copyrighted by the artist. All rights reserved. Please do not use these images without permission.

I encourage you to share these images, but if you do please give me credit as I worked hard to create these pieces.

Thank You!


8 thoughts on “Annotated Audrey’s Adventures in Watercolor

  1. You are so right about the paper. Non-watercolour paper can be so frustrating, and there are so many aspects of watercolour that can frustrate that you don’t need the wrong paper too! I love it as a medium but it is certainly a life long lesson 😊 Enjoy your creative time.

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