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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Watercolor Floral Fun

Pink-o-lucious Rose
on 140 lb paper
mounted on a one in board that is distressed

I have just finished doing a group of watercolor floral paintings. 
Here's the truth!
 I haven't had a lot of experience at watercolor technique,
(Please don't be too very critical)
 as always... I like to experiment on my own and see what I can come up with. 

 I have been wanting to do something a little different
 than my thick, color intense palette knife style paintings.  
Although I will always go back to doing that palette knife stuff 
because it is such a fun way to paint. 
... and people seem to like my oil paintings with the textual palette style.

So here is the start of my new paintings.  
I began with 140 lb paper and neatly torn edges.
 I planned from the beginning to make these a distressed look, when finished.
watercolored paper is 140 lb 

various floral looks inspired by
daisy, lily and rose
some of my "girl-friends"

old fashioned rose mounted on distressed wood board.

tiger lily

I think the two tiger lily ones would look good together so i made them a similar shape and size

wooden boards left over from a different project are cut to different sizes
 to fit the size of the paper flowers

I painted them black first
then many coats of white,
 then a light violet blue
"Deco Art" -  Blue Harbor

a light stain of oak to seal the board and show the sanded edges more
I sanded the boards on the edges as you can see here

tiny nail on the corners to hold the paper onto the board
I also put a few dots of hot glue under the edges
The needle-nose plyers help me hold the little nail straight to pound it in each corner 

here you see the tiny golden nail
in the corner
I like how it looks

Finished product ready to hang
measures just 5 by 6 inches
perfect size for a pink o licious Rose

Sure was fun doing these watercolors
I plan to post the others when they are finished being mounted on the board and distressed also

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Alicia said...

Those are beautiful!! They would make lovely gifts too!

Samantha said...

I think they are wonderful!! LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

Kat, thanks for visiting my mustache post! It's all about laughs in this house! Your water colors are simple and beautiful. I don't know if you've seen the his and her mustache pillows for the bed, I think I HAVE to make them... :)

Alana in Canada said...

Those are fabulous. I love them. Thanks for visiting my blog. What a treat to visit you back.

Kelly said...

...I love your watercolor flowers! I love the loose and watery feel. They are so happy!

KK said...

They are beautiful. You are very talented. I really like how they are mounted and not framed with glass. The nailheads look great. Very nice work!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Wow, I'm impressed!! Those turned out beautiful!

Tasha said...

Kat , Thanks for commenting on my Mixed Media Art at frugaliciousme.com. I love your floral water colors and I also LOVE using things I already have, like your boards for instance.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love watercolor and your flowers are very pretty:@)

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