Monday, September 28, 2009

autumn watercolor painting

From last year, some autumn trees we painted using the wet on wet method of watercolor painting. (Sometimes I feel like it is obvious this is how we did it, but then I realize some people may not be familiar with the process.)

This first one is mine. Kind of pale, though nowhere near as light as my first attempt which looked much more like a blossoming springtime tree.

But I really love Chloe's! So much more movement and color in hers!

We had lesson time this morning followed by a long day in town. Too long really, didn't get home until almost 7 o'clock, which is the time the girls are usually going to bed. But it was a good day... a short but nice visit with a friend, and then yarn, antiques, and library. And how beautiful it is looking in our mountains these days! No longer just golden, now there is red, orange, nearly fiery color! I wish I had pictures to share with you. Also wish I could show you this wonderful Malabrigo yarn we came home with, in colors that perfectly match those amazing autumn mountains!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Pretty paintings.My children have a much easier time regulating the paint than I do!

Tan Family said...

Beautiful paintings!! :) We just did some Autumn wet-on-wet watercoloring today, too.

sarah haliwell said...

these are really beautiful. I love wet on wet painting.

sara farmama said...

Hi Renee,
Nice paintings! I was awarded the Kreative Bloggers Award and was asked to pass it on to 7 people. I chose you as one of the 7 so please stop by my blog to pick it up if you are interested. I hope you are all well,
Sara

Heather said...

So beautiful, I love wet on wet watercolor. The boys and I have been playing with that more, and I just so enjoy the results

Nicole said...

so beautiful, we love wet on wet watercolor painting too!

goldenbird said...

That's so funny-- I just bought some Malabrigo yarn and posted about it today. It is my favorite wool yarn to knit and felt. The yarn store near my home had it on sale for $8.00 a skein-- usually it's $11.00.

The watercolor pictures are lovely. I have a package of watercolor paints that were a gift from a bloggy friend, but have been too scared to try them out. One of these days I will ...

I like your description of the autumn colors on the mountain.