Monday, June 28, 2021

Surreal Mountains Watercolor


While looking for something new and different to paint, I came across this "Surreal Mountains," tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I follow the instruction from the artist and used a compass to draw a large circle on my Canson 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I drew some lines lightly in pencil for the mountains and began the paint using my Winsor Newton Cotman tube paints. I started with the sky (clouds were added into the sky with dabs of a tissue) followed by the mountains in shades of green. The textures were add by crumbled plastic left on the top of the wet paint. I added several birds in shades of dark green and grey. When all was dry I painted vines and leaves coming in from the bottom of the painting.

My adult son liked this painting and said it had an Asian feel. I am very pleased to hear that, I grew up with Asian art and took classes in history and painting!



Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

That looks great. Nice work.
Thank you for entering your lovely project into World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Judy McKay said...

Such a beautiful piece. Love the effect. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Gale said...

Beautifully done Carla! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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