Watercolor painting is one of my personal passions. After years of thinking I couldn't paint and being too scared to try I took a watercolor painting workshop at an influencer conference and was immediately hooked. I also happened to be pregnant and just a few weeks from the arrival of my sweet baby girl. While I was on maternity leave I spent my downtime painting and truly fell in the love with the art.
I love painting all sorts of things but florals are my absolutely favorite. As with any artist I am nervous to paint in front of people but I thought it was time to give you a glimpse into my process of creating a painting from start to finish.
For this painting I wanted to create a bright and vibrant summer scape. To get these brilliant colors I used Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks. This is part of my 30-Minute Made with Marabu Art Project series. Through out the course of the year I am sharing easy art projects you can make in 30 minutes or less with my favorite Marabu products. Check out these other 30 Minute Projects: Easy Mable Totes and Easy Marble Canvas Shoes.
Before you get started painting consider a few of these tips if you are a newbie to watercolor or Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks.
- Have a paint palette with multiple wells handy.
- You can easily transfer the the Aqua Inks with a pipette to the palette with no mess.
- You can use the Marabu Graphix Aqua Inks as is for bright bold colors but if you want a softer pastel palette you can add water or dampen the brush.
- When creating a floral design think about blending colors to give your flowers depth and variety.
- If you are going to digitize your art and want to repeat the pattern make sure you keep your design elements away from the edges.
Most importantly never judge your work until you are done and it is dry. I never like my art when I am in the process but always surprise myself with my love of the finished design.
This post is a sponsored collaboration between Craft Box Girls and Marabu Creative USA but all opinions, ideas and projects ideas are my own!
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