Succulents in Watercolour

With every painting I see some improvement, which is very rewarding! I’m learning how to make watercolours appear with more depth using light and shadow – though with a limited colour palette in my travel painting kit it’s a bit of a challenge!

Here’s some succulents I painted for a friend in England. I love painting plants 🙂

Succulents, London

Croatia Watercolours

I’ve been visiting my wonderful extended family in Croatia, and to thank each of them I painted some small scenes from our time on the islands. I’ve never been great at landscapes, especially buildings, but I like how these turned out!

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Sutivan, Brač

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Lučica, Lastovo

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Croatian sunset

El Retiro Park, Madrid

WOW it’s been a long time since posting! I thought I would have heaps of time to draw/paint while travelling, but that hasn’t exactly happened (and the few I have done, I haven’t had a chance to post!).

So I finally sat down in El Retiro Park, Madrid, and starting a painting. Still a work in progress, many more plants needed here! But I’m learning a lot about watercolours each time I experiment. The plants are dry paper, wet paint. The size of the brush helped make the shapes of the leaves. The water is wet paper, wet paint. And mixed in some grey Copic markers and black fineliners as well. So glad my siblings gave me a travel art kit before I left overseas!