Friday, May 7, 2021

Three Bumble Bees

I have two paintings of different styles to show you today. Each is of bumble bees. They are included in a tutorial by Paul Clark.


The first painting is in the loose style with two bees and two flowers. I copied the basic bee form in pencil onto an old sheet of Arches watercolor paper. I wet the penciled in form with clear water and dropped colors into the wet. I brushed the color into their places. I added a puddle of clear water and dropped color into it and formed flower petals with my brush. I followed that up by painting in stems and leaves.

For the second painting I used the template provided, tracing it onto my Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper with my light box. Although much of the artist's instruction was in the wet into wet style, this is a tight illustrated painting.

For both paintings I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors. The second tight illustrated style painting was enhanced using General's Pastel Chalk Pencils.




Jean said...

fabulous work so pretty Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

crafty-stamper said...

Both Beeutiful Carla and love the Bee on the thistle.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
Carol DT x

Chrissy said...

Stunning paintings Carla, I love the Bees, they are wonderful..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


Becca Sadler said...

Thanks for including APTS in your links for your watercolor paintings! --Becca/DT

R's Rue said...

Beautiful. Love it so much.

Arlene said...

Lovely cards. So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Arlene CT

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Gorgeous projects. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Wendy CT

Zoechaos said...

Just spotted the top card at 613 and felt I had to come over to say how much I admire it. x

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Beautiful design. Thank you for joining The Angie's Digital Stamps Blog
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Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow Carla, you just keep getting better and better with these gorgeous projects. A big pat on the back for excellence. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette CT -

Chana Malkah said...

With each passing day, your skills grow by leaps and bounds! This is simply gorgeous! We are all being blessed by your decision to start painting again! Thanks for sharing your artistic journey with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! These are lovely! Both of them but I especially like your thistle too! Hugs, Lesley