I wanted to try mixing gold in the color wash. It had an interesting effect-- rather than mixing with the wet pigments like I thought it would, it seemed to just move it-- pushing it out of the way to stand all on it's own.
I like the roots in this one. The leaves? Not so much. I went a little too heavy on the paint. I was actually trying to cover up a mistake. The tree was originally going to be all branches-- but that turned out weird so I decided to cover it up.
I recently bought a bottle of gold liquid watercolor-- my new favorite thing. Over the next week or so, I will be posting a series of abstract paintings done with gold watercolor. I tried to get a richly colored background with lots of contrast-- jewel tones was the goal-- and paint a gold design over the top. I hope you like them, because I sure do!
Lately, one of my favorite things to do is scrolling through all the photos hash-tagged "watercolor" on Instagram. There are so many AMAZING artists sharing their work. I decided that I'd like to try to join this artists network-of-sorts so I created an Instagram account just for art where I will follow artists and share my own work. So, if you like my work but don't want to be bothered with checking a blog, please feel free to follow me on Instagram. My username is emileewilliamsart.
My boyfriend and I took a drive to Idaho a few weeks ago. I have always loved how mountains look from afar-- especially with snow on them. The images were stuck in my head so I painted this from memory. I like how light and soft the painting turned out.
I always have a bunch of scraps of watercolor paper from making cards. I used a scrap for this painting so it's really small--roughly 3.5"x5.5".
Now, I'll admit, This is not something that I would have in my fridge. I saw this at the grocery store and was mesmerized by the colors so I had to buy one (or four) so I could paint it. I especially like the shadows in this one.