Blue bell wood

This one “looks like The Gruffalo” says my wife. I don’t disagree. 😃 This scene is part of the field where we take our dog Rubee for walks. The woods here are now finally full and the floor is covered with bluebell flowers (I think that is what they are called anyway). It’s quite cool and made for a good challenge with this watercolor attempt.

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Morning colors

I love my mornings and often the morning (and late evening) is the best weather-wise here in Scotland. Here is a little watercolor I did that was inspired by the morning sky.

Close up of watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

I used pencil, Derwent Inktense watercolors, and a Uniball Eye pen on this painting.

Close up of watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

Here is a photo I snapped on the walk which inspired this painting:

Morning sky with blue and yellow clouds.
Watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

Main St in blue

My idea with this was to play around with really dark foregrounds and light backgrounds. I thought I would use sepia for the foreground but ended up picking navy blue at the last minute. Although the streets were dry at the time I took the picture that inspired this painting, the blue gives the streets a wet feeling.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

I limited myself to three colors on this (navy blue, yellow, and mango) and used Derwent Inktense watercolors.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

The paper used is Winsor & Newton Cold Pressed Fine Grain A4 paper.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

Here is the photo that inspired the painting:

Main street Chryson with sun rising behind houses.
Watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.