8×10 inch watercolor on cotton rag
by Katrina Pete
This cheery floral painting was inspired by Lilly Pulitzer! I used a loose hand technique and let the colors blend and spill into each other. Bright corals, oranges, sunny yellow, spring green and sky blue complement each other like a whimsical assortment of fresh picked wild flowers. A few little green fern tendrils add a spritz of fun to the collection.
The spring green stems in the bottom third of the painting support a burst of colorful blooms.
Prints are available in various sizes. Please contact me for the original painting. I have more floral paintings available too!
by Katrina Pete
Watercolor on 9×12 inch cotton rag
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I have prints available in many sizes. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding custom sizing or larger sized prints. I am working on some more poppy watercolor paintings. So stay tuned for more colors and spring watercolors!
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I painted this mom and baby giraffe watercolor on Arches cotton rag paper. I used burnt sienna, raw umber, yellow ochre, a bit of red and a touch of blue in the shadows. This giraffe painting is part of my safari themed nursery collection of elephants, lions, and zebra watercolor paintings. Many of my customers have bought multiple 8×10 prints for a safari themed baby shower with my special 3 for $60 discount. Contact me for any questions or requests for original paintings.
This is my first youtube video tutorial on how to paint a watercolor octopus! I sped up the video so you can watch the painting evolve in under three minutes. I used a variety of techniques including wet in wet, dry brush, and dropping in color. One of the most important aspects of watercolor painting is starting with presoaked paper. My favorite watercolor paper brand is Arches. These superior watercolor papers have been moulde made in France for hundreds of years. I stretch my paper over canvas and staple the back. I’ve found this technique to work the best, and the paper will never ripple while wet.
I sketch out my painting lightly in pencil and then begin with a round wash brush. I prefer a sable or sable-synthetic blend to start for most of my watercolor paintings. I love using tube paint since they seem to produce more vivid results.
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Creating art is a basic need for me. Sometimes I forget to eat when I’m painting. When I get an idea for a painting, it hits me like a waterfall. Thoughts and ideas roll and cascade over one another, and it doesn’t matter where I am. I’m driving usually, or on my way to work at the hospital, or taking a shower and have a sudden urge to grab a pencil and sketch out my thoughts. (I’ve never had a car accident, 🙂
A few years ago, I picked up a set of watercolors and started painting. I haven’t used watercolors since I was a kid making refrigerator art with the old cake pan sets. I had been painting with oils and acrylics most of my life, and watercolors allowed me to loosen up my style. I started painting animals since I figured I knew them best. I can draw just about anything, but I wanted to capture the souls of animals in watercolor. I have this grand plan that someday I will sell a ton of my paintings and donate the money to endangered animals, sanctuaries, and service dogs for children and people in need. Selling on etsy has helped me get closer to this plan of mine 🙂
So, I will keep on keepin’ on with my watercolors. And to every artist who suffers from this ‘lightning bolt’ syndrome compelled with a sudden need to paint, please drive safely, remember to eat, and carry a sketchbook.