Thursday, August 19, 2021

Down on the Farm - Watercolour Weekend

 I could paint a new scene every week with the Simple Scenes sets from Art Impressions!  I started by pulling out 5378 - WC Fenced Scene, stamped it on scrap paper, then figured out which 'buildings' would be the right scale to work on either side of the road.  The one on the left needed to be a little larger than the one on the right that is set farther back:

I coloured my clear scene stamp in Tombow #177 Dark Jade, and stamped it on my Canson XL Watercolor paper. *I chose green as most of the image consists of hillsides, with the exception of the fence, which I coloured in #969 Chocolate.  Using my stamp positioner, I stamped the barn & small fence from 5371 - WC Barn Set in #969/565, and did the same with the house from 4962 - WC Rustic Cabins Set.  Then I placed the rocks from 5055 - WC Sitting Places Set, coloured in #N55 Cool Grey 7 in the foreground - and my scene was set.  With my damp brush, I pulled the colour out from the buildings, concentrating it where shadows would fall, and adding colour to the roofs.  I picked up #856 Chinese Red from my palette to add colour to the barn.  I wanted the house to be white, so just added some shadowy bits, and darkened the windows on both buildings with #565.  A wash of green was added to all the hills & fields, and a few darker stripes were painted in to look like crops.  Using 5372 - WC Mini Foliage, Trees were added around both buildings, and a line of foliage along the hillsides.

My damp brush pulled out the colour on the fence posts, and I kept them lighter near the top where they would be weathered and highlighted by the sun.  I added some foliage in and around them with the tiny grass from the Mini Foliage Set, and around the rocks as well.  I picked up colours from my palette to add a few different shades to the rocks, and stamped the grasses from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #177/565.  The tiny dot image from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set was stamped in #565 around the house, barn and fence, and I went in directly with my #993 Chrome Orange marker to add a pop of yellow.  I painted in the road with #992 Sand, and added the suggestion of paths to both of the buildings.  A little stitching with my sewing machine attached it to a blue mat, and I added 3D foam adhesive to attach it to my card base. *I tried not to over-edit my close up photo.  I have a very light hand, so the sky is faint, but it is there, and the overall feel of the card is quite light and pastel - which doesn't translate well in a photo!

1 comment:

Allie said...

Another great country scene! Awesome summer card :)


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