The Emerald Casket


Loose-ish Watercolor

After my two challenges ended, I took a break. I have so much on my plate as a writer/editor right now that I really didn’t figure I had the time. But a funny thing happens when you step away. You start to yearn to create and look for inspiration to fill that need for color and shapes and textures everywhere. I saw a very loose watercolor of a pot of flowers online, and fell in love with the colors. I would never have used so much gray if I hadn’t fallen in love with the artist’s painting. So, I thought, can I recreate?

Well, no. I said her painting was very loose. I can’t for the life of me just let go quite so much. However, I used similar colors and did produce a floral I love well enough I’m going to put it into a frame for myself. 🙂

This painting is 6×6. I used khadi paper, Daniel Smith watercolors, a charcoal pencil, and a white Posca pen.

4 comments to “Loose-ish Watercolor”

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    August 7th, 2020 at 7:50 pm · Link

    I love it! The colors remind me of fall – something we don’t get too much of here in Florida.



  2. Delilah Devlin
    August 8th, 2020 at 6:06 pm · Link

    Where in Florida do you live? I used to live in Melbourne.



    • ButtonsMom2003
      August 15th, 2020 at 8:22 pm · Link

      I live on the gulf coast in the Venice area. About 75 miles south of Tampa or 10 miles south of Sarasota.

      I wish you had the option to subscribe to comments on this blog like your others. It’s just a fluke that I saw your question. 🙂 <3