Greetings from Somewhere – Wish You Were Here

How many times have you received a postcard from someone traveling on vacation? Maybe postcards aren’t as popular now as they once were, but most of them invariably said those words: “Wish You Were Here.”

With this watercolor painting I’m sharing today, I have no idea where “here” is, but I like the scene. If you look closely, you’ll see a lot of my pencil marks, and when I first drew this out I was planning on using a very monochromatic color scheme. Then, as I began painting it, I changed my mind and added more colors.

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“Wish You Were Here” – Watercolor by Judith Kraus

Once it dried, I scanned it, and I laughed when I looked at the image. My first thought was “Wish You Were Here” because it reminded me so very much of an old picture postcard. As a child, I collected postcards.

I actually like the way this turned out. I was playing with dry brush techniques and a few other techniques as well, such as having two different colors on my brush at the same time.

It was a fun little watercolor, and I’m happy with it. So, greetings from somewhere! Having a wonderful time… wish you were here!


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