Mixed media watercolour and colour pencil art

You may have noticed I have taken a bit of a hiatus from art and blogging.  It’s been like six months since my last blog post!   I went on an epic two month overseas holiday. I did have the best intentions to draw and update my social media everyday ha ha… but… anyway I do have a really good tan…

Anyone whose followed my blog for a little while will know that watercolour is my nemesis.  I have a bit of a love-hate relationship going with it.  So I’ve decided to commit to watercolour based mixed media for a while and see if I can get more comfortable with it.

Here are the results of my first four attempts.  A bit of a mixed bag! The first one I did was my favourite by far.  I think because it was “just an experiment” I was much looser and relaxed with it.  I put a bit of pressure on myself for the next couple (and used the GOOD paper) and I think as a result I was a bit more uptight which shows in the end result.   The last one I disliked so much I ended up giving up on it completely!   "Amara" - watercolour and colour pencil painting"Bridgit" - watercolour and colour pencil painting"Hedvig" - watercolour and colour pencil painting

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7 thoughts on “Mixed media watercolour and colour pencil art

    1. Ha ha. My husband likes the second one the best! I guess we are our own worst critics! I avoided posting the last one on Instagram cause I though it was shit. Well now I’m going to post and see what those fickle Instagrammers think 🤔

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  1. I’m glad to see that you’re back! Ironically, I checked my followed blogs yesterday just to make sure I was still following you.
    I also prefer the final portrait. I think the skin tones and highlights are fantastic. I also like the contrast of the finished face and skin tones against the unfinished portions of the portrait.

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  2. 6 months !! Slacker !!! 😀

    These are actually quite wonderful, and sorry to say… the last one looks more “arty” – that’ll be the one worth $$$’s

    Since you’ve been away I’ve been ruining a watercolour portrait, and I mean ruining to the point of wearing through the paper. So it’s all relative.

    Glad you’re back 😀

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