Currently, I am working on a new watercolor painting. I decided to paint a series of sea themed paintings. This is the first one in the new series, Seashells at the beach. I have lots of great reference material for inspiration and watercolor and gouache is a great medium to use for painting seashells.
One of the most interesting and inspirational things to me as an artist is to discover and learn how other artists work. So for today’s blog post, I thought I would show a couple of photos of my own paintings in progress.
Before I even start a painting, I will do lots of sketches planning out my composition. Simultaneously, as I decide what I want to paint, I will also go through my large reference file of photos for inspiration. This painting, of the pink flowering tree was a gorgeous tree that was planted at our old home in Pennsylvania. Every spring it would blossom in beautiful pink flowers. The tree always seemed so loaded down with flowers. I don’t know the name of the tree, but I knew that someday I was going to paint it.