Very Loose Watercolour Painting

Hey friend! Well, we’ve made it to Friday! Tonight I’ll be celebrating my best friend’s birthday with a lovely dinner out.  The weather here is still very nice, so we’re hoping for a nice patio table. Even though we’re both fully vaccinated against COVID 19, we’re still a bit hesitant about sitting amongst crowds of people.  Oh, and before I forget –  I’ll have a special post here on my blog tomorrow, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp design team.  But for today, I’m here to share with you a very loose watercolour painting! Yup – there’s a story behind it.


This painting started out ‘normal’. I sketched the layout on my Arches 140 lb. coldpress paper, and selected my Brusho Crystal Colours.  I carefully painted in the bridge and it’s reflection. Then, I painted in the branches & trunks for the trees. After that came time to paint the trees. But I wanted a loose, ‘impressionistic’ look to all of the leaves (there’s a LOT of trees & their reflections in this painting). So, I sprinkled on the Brusho colours, and then spritzed with water. And spritzed some more! And sprinkled some more! Here’s how it came out.

Very Loose Watercolour Painting

I’ve decided that I quite like it this way! It wasn’t my intention to paint in such a loose style, but I’ve decided to leave it. the definition of the bridge & it’s reflection are still there. And I do like the colours of the trees – it’s meant to be a fall painting. What do you think?  I had shared it in the Brusho Fun group on FB, and one of the other members commented ‘Monet’s bridge’!  I see what they mean, even though this and Monet’s bridge at Giverny is quite different.


If you watercolour paint, what’s your style? Do you do the very loose style of watercolour painting, or impressionistic? Or do you prefer representational work?  I really like the impressionist style, but I’m not very good at it. Being ‘loose’ takes a lot of practice, and courage! Of course, I’m not all that good yet at representational paintings, either. But I enjoy myself, and will keep painting!  I hope that you’ll keep enjoying what I share. Are you sharing your paintings for #WorldWatercolorMonth ?

Whatever your style, have fun!

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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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