Thursday, August 1, 2019

The first August Watercolor Weekend

I've made a scene that is close to home for me this week!  Summer time for me, growing up, was at our cabin on Kootenay Lake.  Kind of a rough & tumble type of building, lazy days on the beach, swimming in the warm water, paddling around in a rowboat, and staring at the gorgeous mountains.  Here's what I've created for the upcoming Watercolor Weekend on the Art Impressions blog:
Using a larger block, I positioned both my cabin from 4962 -WC Rustic Cabins Set and the rowboat from 5057 - WC Boat Set, as this allows me to determine the right placement.  I coloured them with my #969 Chocolate Tombow marker, then pulled out the colour with my damp #1 brush (this smaller paintbrush is amazing for scenes like this that are on a smaller scale!).  Using a post-it note, I masked the cabin and coloured up both trees from the 5010 - WC Tree Set 1 with #249 Hunter Green.  I did some second generation stamping behind the cabin to suggest some trees in the background.  Now I took my pencil and sketched in the hills, shoreline, mountains and lake.
With #992 Sand, I painted in the pathway and sandy shore, and used it to paint the boards and roof of the cabin.  With the tiny greenery in 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set and my #158 Dark Olive marker, I added some bushes around the cabin, and tufts of grass with the small grass from 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1.  With a wash of #158, I painted in the grassy foreground.  I used the tiny cluster of rocks from the 5128 - As The Deer Set from the Bible Journaling collection, and my #N57 Warm Grey to stamp different clusters of rocks along the shore.  I scribbled #565 Deep Blue onto my Palette, and picked it up with my #4 paintbrush, painting in the mountains and water.  I went in with a second darker layer of the 565 to add shadows around the rocks, boat, cabin and trees to give a little depth to my scene.
Finally, I mixed the #249(green) and #565(blue) to create the shade used to paint the far away line of trees.  I used #837 Wine Red to add colour to the boat & chimney, with a touch of #991 Light Ochre on the oars.  With a wash of #451 Sky Blue I painted in the sky. To finish, I used my sewing machine to run a line of stitching around the scene, matted it on grey, and adhered it to my base with pop dots.


Allie said...

Such a gorgeous card! I definitely love this scene that you created. The cabin is great and I especially love your little boat. Beautiful scene that you created with the mountains and lake :)

Liz Robertson said...

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Dot J Freel said...

What an amazing, detailed scene! You are so good!

Colleen said...

This is gorgeous, I wish I could stay in that cabin for a few weeks.

katrin said...

Wooooooooow - what a great landscape. I love it!

Daria said...

This is stunning! Thank you for sharing it.


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