Now that I have your attention, I shall reveal the proper name of this watercolour… ‘Gnarled Heart’. As if I’d be asking any such question. Valentine’s? Me? Pah!
With the flash…
Without the flash…
This is probably the wettest wet on wet yet, by virtue of the fact that I too was wet as I painted it. I’ll explain. I nipped to the supermarket in the midst of a torrential downpour minus a coat and brolly, and needless to say, some of those little delightful, gorgeous, refreshing raindrops managed to land on me! Of all the things!
As you can see, my heart wasn’t gnarled or dark when I painted this. It was changed to the point of no return, as I started out with the intention of painting a wet bunch of roses which just didn’t work out, so I spritzed the paper again, and then dabbed off the excess, and was then inspired, in a mild but sinister way, by what remained.
Sometimes, with watercolour, you have no idea where you are going to end up.
I think I quite like this little sinister twist. Hmmm… I wonder if more dark inspiration is on the way? Worry not, though – you know me… always focussed on the light!
This now makes eighteen of eighteen for #WorldWatercolorMonth.
Or grumpy lion. Or you’ve just woke me up for this lion.
A very quick (as is the norm!) wet on wet watercolour. I wanted to do a lion, and this is what turned out in the time I had. I dabbed as the colours worked… or something like that, anyway!
Watercolour 17 of 17 for #WorldWatercolorMonth.
Found only on abstract ponds.
Loved by the equally rare Lettuce Frog (not pictured)
“Paint me!”, she said.
“Paint ME!”, she demanded.
“PAINT ME NOW!!!”, I thought this chick’s intense. Actually, I didn’t, as I never use the word ‘chick’, but the meaning of my thoughts were the same.
“DO IT!” She wasn’t letting me off the hook. Who are you? I asked.
“Cantalina Whyte”, she said, as if I should have known.
Such was her fierce nature, I’ve completely lost track of how many watercolours I’ve done up until now for #WorldWatercolorMonth, I think this may be number 16. Over halfway through the month already. Time is certainly flying, isn’t it? Not like in Cantalina’s portrait, where it is always 4 o’clock.
Debbie’s theme this week for One Word Sunday is ‘Dwarf’.
My photo response? Why, it’s a fivepence being dwarfed by a millennium five pound coin.
But the fivepence soon fought back, and with several other fivepences they soon started to almost dwarf the five pound coin.
You need to be a little abstract every now and then.
Visit Debbie’s site for her take on ‘Dwarf’ and interpretations of last week’s theme, ‘Giant’; the link is above.