Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Watercolors - Apricots on three different Arches watercolor papers

Hi again!

More watercolors today - I just LOVE summer break (-:!!!

Those of you who follow my blog know my new years' resolution to start painting again is actually going quite OK  = I  haven't given up yet - but what I've done - being a restless soul-  is that I've jumped from one subject to another - probably not the best way for improving your painting techniques...
BUT today I did the opposite - I painted exactly the same thing Three times in a row - my plan was that I would loosen up my painting style for each time I did it, BUT at the same time I wanted to try the difference between 3 different types of Arches watercolor papers and compare results and feeling. I really loved doing it but because the papers behave so differently, I Think it prevented me a bit from loosening up as much as I had planned. As Always I blame the paper for everything (-:
Anyway here are the samples:


Paper Used; Arches 300gr Grain fine Cold pressed:


Paper Used; Arches 300gr Grain Rough Cold pressed:
























Paper used: Arches 300 gr Satine' Hot Pressed:



Have a great day, hugs, Karin


12 comments:

Joan B said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I absolutely love each.

Chrissie said...

These are wonderful!
I could look at them all day!
Chrissie

Petti said...

Love them all!

Jeanette M. said...

Wow! Your work is amazing!, Karin!

Barb said...

Any one of these would look fabulous hanging in my kitchen! Lol! Love your watercolor work, Karin! Just gorgeous!

Indy said...

All three are amazing!
Hugs,
Debbie

Lisa said...

Karin these are all beautiful, I think the first is my fave!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! You have so much talent! So the question is, which paper did you like the best?

Marybeth said...

Karin these are also amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!

Happy Dance said...

I'm in total awe of your amazing talent with watercolors, Karin. All three are simply stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful paintings. Bev

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the rich, vibrant colors and how realistic it appears...Amazing work, Karin!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love, love, love, Karin! I think I need to create a Pinterest board with nothing but your pretty water colors.