It’s always fun to get new art supplies! Some friends of mine gave me a Sakura Koi watercolor set (the travel-sized one with 12 colors), along with the water brush that came with it – I’ve never used one of those before. It’s super cute. Thanks, friends!
After my not-so-impressive landscape, I decided to go back to familiar territory & try my hand at an animal – specifically, a laughing gull, which you see a lot of in Galveston! My tendency is to use my Micron pens for an outline because I really like watercolor & ink, but this time I decided to go sans-pen.
My aunt has a book on landscapes in watercolor, so I was looking at it recently and decided to try one of the projects listed in the book – I’m pretty sure it was a painting of the Rockies somewhere. It was the very first project & introduces you to basic watercolor washes, layering, etc.
Continuing my experimentation with watercolor, I tried my hand at painting a flower at the request of my mother. It has an ink outline like a lot of my other stuff, but this time I went for a thinner line & a more loose quality (I think I tend to have bolder outlines). I’ve tried this a few times before, like with the watercolor of my cat.