Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday watercolors!


Hi!

Today I made a Hasse Karlsson inspired watercolor sketch on my cheap 90lb Fabriano paper that I liked, so for the first time since my New Year's resolution to start painting again  I decided to take out my good, heavy  Arches paper  which is a wonderful paper to work on.


But, knowing I was using my expensive paper I think I lost some of the looseness that I had in the first version. Well, to change that fear/aprehensiveness is what this year of practising is going to be about (-:
So to work on "looseness" was just added to my Watercolor -To do list!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

14 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Both versions are great Karin. I think it is really hard to 'repeat' the creative process - but you did a great job with both pictures, Jo x

Natalie said...

Gosh, both are gorgeous! You don't seem to need any practice to me! Thanks for sharing.

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Lisa said...

Love these Karin!!

Laurel said...

Wow girl. Just wow.

Rachel said...

beautiful work! i love them both

Barb said...

They are both fabulous, Karin! I love this feature on your blog and am so glad you're sharing your amazing talent! ♥

Petti said...

beautiful pieces!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMWord, you are amazing, Karin! I am so glad you challenged yourself to start painting again!

Angela Fehr said...

It's so easy to start feeling like "this is important" when we are using our good paper! The truth is, if you break down the cost of a piece of Arches (at least here in Canada), I can get up to 8 paintings from a full sheet (if I mess up the first one and use both sides), and at $20 a sheet, that's about the same as a good cup of coffee, and MUCH better for the soul!
That always makes me feel more free to paint with abandon. Love the looseness in your first attempt!

Indy said...

Karin, I love your weekly water color projects! These are both beautiful!
Hugs,
Debbie

Happy Dance said...

I swear I could almost smell the springtime air in this paintings. The different shadows on the house in the two paintings, the colors of the roof, the clean, crisp lines of the house...I'm in total awe. This evokes a feeling of calm. These are simply amazing to me. I quite like them. Bev

Kelly Latevola said...

wow, wow, WOW. These are amazing Karin! So beautiful :)

Sarah Gray said...

Just gorgeous - I came by to see what watercolour loveliness you had to share with us this week and absolutely LOVE your pictures! Both are filled with light and look so serene :)