Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Landscape by Astrid

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Today I decided to play just with my new Aqua Huez and while I am still learning about them, I decided to create a little watercolour landscape painting....

No step by step photos I'm sorry to say, it was evening when I created this and it's been so dark here anyway, - it was hard enough to get a few half way decent photos even the next day. But I have a few close ups.
I used a piece of cold pressed watercolour paper, spritzt lightly with water, chose my colours (listed as I go along), activated them with a bit of water and just started to play.
I created a circular mask with the help of a punch and painted lightly around it, but because my paper was quite wet, some seeped underneath, so in the end I just took it away and carefully painted some cloudlike formations around it. Colours used here are Very Blueberry, Blue into Town and a tiny bit of Cuppa Joe.
For the trees and the area around them, I used Blue Moon, more Very Blueberry and Chesternut mostly, I gave the trees themselves a bit more definition with my Stabilo All pencil.
This bottom part was mostly done with Blue Moon (a wonderful Indigo sort of colour) Cuppa Joe and tiny bits of Sea Weed.

 Well that's it. Hope you like my little painting, and the great thing with these Huez is that you can fill a box with 10 colours of your choice and you get a free water brush to go with it.
Check it out HERE
Well that's it from me for today, thanks for your visit like always and happy painting!!



22 comments:

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous Astrid, love the nature feeling and peaceful atmosphere, very inspiring!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

I love this Astrid so full of energy and movement. You are very talented xx

merlin said...

This is a lovely painting.you must have enjoyed being more arty than crafty for a change! XX

merlin said...

This is a lovely painting.you must have enjoyed being more arty than crafty for a change! XX

Rita said...

A proper piece of art. You are one amazing lady Astrid. I can't stop looking at this interesting piece. See you Soon. Hugs Rita xxxx

Dorthe said...

I think you are a master in painting, too!!
It looks so beautiful, and as if you had no problems in painting and mixing the right colors,to create this wonderful piece, Astrid.
XX,Dorthe

Almo said...

Wow Astrid, this is just beautiful, I love all the detail of the birds and the trees and even the wire fence in front of the trees. It reminds me of a peaceful Autumn day in the country. I bet you felt really relaxed after painting this. Mo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Astrid! I came across here expecting something wonderful but this exceeds wonderful! This really is the most brilliant scene from a true artist! Hugs, Chrisx

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Oh my gosh - how very, very gorgeous! I love, love this new piece you have created - the scene, the colors - wow!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just AMAZING Astrid! Beautiful!

Corrie Herriman said...

This is amazing, Astrid ! Love it !
Corrie x

Sandy said...

Astrid - you indeed are an artist - if I played around it would come out mud. Your painting is beautiful -
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Breath well and truly taken.
Alison x

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful and so evocative, Astrid! It reminds me of something from the Lord of the Rings.... so beautiful. Well done, my friend - and such great inspiration! xxx Lynn

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woow Astrid what an amazing card!!! I love it, great scenery , great colours and so artistic!! You are a real artist!!!

Have a lot of fun , greetings
Maria

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an amazing painting here Astrid. I love how it all turned out, and the colors are sooo beautiful too, and it all just look sooo amazing and outstanding. Really beautiful and I absolutely just LOVE it hun. Stunning work well done sweet lady.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh Wow!! You just continue to amaze!! A beautiful piece Astrid .. perfect choice of colours and such a gorgeous little scene!! Breathtaking!! x

Terry said...

Oh and this is big and beautiful! What an incredible landscape. I just love how you created such a beautiful watercolor project. Love this and want to take a walk there! Hugs!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful work!!! Love the color palette!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful scene you painted Astrid! love the colors you used - what a lovely piece to hang on your wall!!

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid!
You never cease to amaze me! What a beautiful and serene painting! I love that seepage area. One would never have known had you not told. this looked like the shadows of the moon to me! again, just beautiful,my friend! xo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Your talents know no bounds Astrid, a gorgeous watercolour painting! Love the colour palette you used and the bare trees against the full moon add a touch of mystery to your painting. Thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo