Here is a sneak peak at the second in a series of watercolor paintings I'm working on, all with doilies. I don't use masking fluid when painting the negative space, because by the time I finish applying the sticky substance, I can already be done painting each little opening. Plus I like controlling where I apply more paint leaving darker edges to indicate shadow. See the finished artwork here.
Watercolor on 140# hotpress paper copyright Kimberly Shaw 2009
This is my favorite view in the California Delta. From a boat on the Sacramento River this adorable old farm house peaks over the levee road, surrounded by spectacular trees. Earlier this month I happened to be lucky enough to float by just as the setting sun filtered through the trees.
I was inspired to paint this view from my study of Jeremiah. Chapter 17:7-8 reads, "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit."
With some left over paint and a 5'x20" strip of canvas left over from another project, I decided to keep playing.
First I laid down my favorite color combination, blue and green, horizontally over the entire canvas.
Next I created the clouds.
Experimenting with an old course brush I stippled the colors on to create the impression of a garden.
hope you are having a blessed day and can find a bit of time to be
creative with whatever you have just laying around!!! After all, being
creative is an attribute we received from God our creator, who made us
in His image.
The LORD God planted a garden
eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out
of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the
sight and good for food. Gen. 2:8 & 9
A quick little watercolor painted on a Sunday afternoon.
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 12:28-30