Something Misty

Here’s another watercolor inspired by the works of David Bellamy. A tutorial for the painting is included in his watercolor landscape course. It is used to show how graduated washes can be applied, and how a “misty” effect can be created.

I’m not sure my “mist” looks all that misty, but overall, I was very pleased with the painting. While life has been hectic around me recently, it’s been very enjoyable to do simple watercolors such as this, and I’m finally learning to walk away and let the painting dry when necessary.

Bellamy makes the point very clearly.

Leave this to dry completely before going on to the next stage; this is an essential aspect of watercolor painting.

I’ve known that all along, of course, but for some reason Bellamy’s style resonates with me, and I’m happy to listen to — and follow — his advice. Whatever works, right?

So, here’s my “Misty Mountain” scene.

Watercolor 160716 Misty Mountain

I hope you like it.


    1. Thanks so much, Jodi. I love the colors, and I love the skies. I’m almost loving the mist, too. I’m really glad I discovered David Bellamy and his watercolors. Of all the books and tutorials I’ve looked at, his approach seems to work best for me, so I’m enjoying it.

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  1. Actually, it does look misty. Or even like how you see low clouds that wrap over mountains and hills so you just see the peaks poking out?

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    1. Thanks. I didn’t like the mist much when I first did the painting, but it’s starting to grow on me a bit. I do like the colors in the painting, and I really like the sky. I’m way behind on visiting and reading blogs but hope to catch up soon. I miss seeing all your paintings 😦

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  2. Your watercolors are really looking amazing!! I do think that the wet-on-wet effect at the base of the mountain looks misty and like it very much. Maybe adding some very faint blueish bushes there would exaggerate that effect? BTW, I really like how the back end of the tree looks like the mist is encroaching on it too. 🙂


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