Welcome to another week, my creative friend! I hope that you’ve had some time to create. I’ve been keeping busy with the online tutorials from Watercolour Wildlife. One of the latest that I’ve finished is a study in tonal values. The entire painting was done with only one colour – Payne’s Gray!

Watercolour Elephant

It’s amazing how much you can do with just one colour! By varying the amount of pigment, water, and type of brush stroke, you can make shadows, create depth and texture.

Of course, a little ‘splatter’ adds extra texture, as well! I had shared this photo that I took of my painting on my business FB page, over the weekend. Imagine how great I felt when I saw this comment, posted by Syman of Watercolour Wildlife!

Pretty cool, right?! It’s always nice to see that the content creator is actually following those who use their content *smile*.


As I noted in a post last week, I’ve been looking forward to doing the Fox tutorial. Well, my new paints arrived, and I dove in! Unfortunately, I’m just not happy with my result, so I’ll be trying again! I am still learning (I’ll be a life-long learner), so I’m not too disappointed with myself. I know that it just takes practice. So, when I do get a decent painting of the fox done, I will share both versions with you. Just to show that it’s not all sunshine & roses, and painting well takes practice, practice,  practice!

Anyway, thanks for visiting with me today, and I hope that YOU have had some creative successes of your own! See you next time.

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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