Watercolor Paint Experiments

You may have heard that we’ve had a touch of weather in Massachusetts.  I will say this.  My front yard looks like a landscape from another planet.  We are surrounded by 6, 8, 12 foot mountains of snow.  Everywhere.  It’s excellent weather for sitting in the house and doing NOTHING.  Until you get so bored of nothing that you have to do something.  I decided my something would be experimenting with the watercolor paints I got from Michael’s a while ago.

Let me preface this by saying that I have not had an actual art class since high school and even then I didn’t have any real talent or skill.  What I’m trying to tell you is that even if you think you stink at art, you can still have fun messing around with watercolors.  And probably other kinds of paints that I haven’t tried yet.

Here’s a sample of what I made.  Yes, I left out the giant stack of stuff that came out REALLY bad.  They might be a fun blooper post some day, though.  There’s are my favorites.

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I can’t lie.  I love this one.  It was super fun and easy to make and it’s colorful and I feel like I could slap it in a black frame with a mat and no one would know a crappy not-artist made it.

 

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You may know by now that I am obsessed with birds in decor.  Not birds in real life so much, but on a pillow, a plate or a curtain and I’m totally buying it.  This little guys nose appears to be coming directly out of his eye, but he doesn’t seem to be worried about it, so neither am I.

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One of my favorite quotes from a book that I read whose name I cannot remember.  It’s in this post, though.  (Yes, I’m that lazy and it’s also already after midnight).  Lettering with watercolors was difficult, but I find lettering with a pen difficult, so, I’m thinking with some more practice this could be better.

 

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I’m obsessed with this one and I know I will find myself making it over and over again until I get it just right.  This was so much fun to make.

 

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Four more birdies for you.  I made these guys all in one sitting and I think it’s so funny how not one of them looks like the other. Obviously the colors are different, but all four body shapes are fairly different. Especially that little purple dude.  Sorry, buddy.  One thing they all have in common:  bad feet.

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This one couldn’t be simpler, but I really, really like it a lot.  It might be in a two way tie for first with the 3D stained glass looking boxes.

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Pretty little abstract, floraly number.  For your viewing pleasure.

 

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I can’t decide if I like this little peacock or not, but I do absolutely adore his comb over.  I don’t know how that happened.  I just thought he needed a little something on his head and that’s what happened.  Maybe it was because I’ve been watching Better Call Saul and he has a comb over that is pretty fantastic.  Let’s call this guy Saul the Peacock.

Ok, the end!  I hope you enjoyed!

 

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