Rubber Ducky

This is not a rubber ducky.

It is meant to be a gull, floating merrily on a body of water, minding its own business. It’s another quick watercolour scribble that I had fun creating… it was only afterwards that I thought it looked like a rubber ducky. I added the eyes afterwards as well; they didn’t look as boggly before.

Now, I’m not saying I’m available to touch up any weathered classical pieces of artwork that may or may not be lying around, but as this painting shows, I am willing to try anything once!

*And seriously, I’m NOT available to touch up any weathered classical pieces of artwork, no matter how much you are willing to offer.

**And I’ve never owned a rubber ducky.

Shapes in the Shadows

Quiet

‘Quiet’ is the latest theme for #WorldWatercolorMonth, and I was transported to a view of a river at night. Obviously, the Moon was quite bright, otherwise visibility would have been a little poor. Even the water flows with a serene gentleness at night, helping all the forest dwellers to sleep soundly. In the silvery light, strange shadows can be seen, but surely they’re from the realms of the imagination.

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Bonfire

Today’s theme for #WorldWatercolorMonth is ‘playful’.

What springs to mind with the word playful? For me, today, it was a dancing flame, so I very quickly painted a bonfire. As you do.

When watching a bonfire, one of the things that fascinates me is the different shapes created in both the flames and the smoke and the swirls and the colour. And even though the background looks very poorly painted, it is actually deliberately done that way, even that big splodge at 11 o’clock. Oh yes. If you look carefully at the top of any bonfire you see all kinds of splodges and things rising upwards – not just imaginary ones!

As for the ‘rough’ look, well… have you ever seen a still flame? And besides, it was a very quick painting. Fire in watercolour… who’d’ve thunk it?

Although, I could just be playing with you…

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