I got addicted to watercolor

I got addicted to watercolor - student project

These are my first three paintings. I only recently started with watercolor again. Lately I was more into abstract painting with gouache, acrylics and oil pastels. (btw that's my own Skillshare class: Mark Making With Everyday Objects).

I got addicted to watercolor - image 1 - student project

I started with the walnut leaf since I figured it would be the easiest. I painted two segments for each leaf and added the thin veins with an acrylic marker.

I got addicted to watercolor - image 2 - student project

The hibiscus from my garden was my second piece and since there where larger areas I had trouble finishing each segment before the paint dries. I also had a few water puddles which dried up in blooms.

I got addicted to watercolor - image 3 - student project

I love it how you get better with practice. I felt that I already had a lot more brush control when painting this rose. 

I got addicted to watercolor - image 4 - student project

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The next one is a plane tree leaf I had collected last autumn.

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This one is the blossom of bee balm (Monarda fistulosa) a fascinating plant. I really love how this one turned out.

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Those are Persian buttercups and they are definitely one of my favorite flowers.
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These are my 7-9th pieces:

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I got addicted to watercolor - image 12 - student project

Cornelia Zelinka-Bodis
Graphic Designer & Artist
Teacher