I love misty mornings when colors are soft and hazy. In my watercolor studies, that’s the effect I’ve been learning to create. Some efforts have been better than others, but gradually I’m moving closer to my style, closer to creating the gentle images I love.
As you can tell, I’m working mostly with a palette of light blues, pinks, and grays. I’m focusing on skies, wanting to create a misty look. To me, that means letting the watercolors do whatever they please — within reason — so there are a lot of blooms. On one of these, I did go in after the paint was dry to add a bit of ink, just to see how it might look. I wasn’t happy with it, so I haven’t tried that again.
I’ve enjoyed painting with these colors, but now I think I’m ready to make a few changes. Doing this little series of “Misty Morning” watercolors has taught me a lot, so I’m looking forward to bringing more autumn colors into my palette and painting a few fall morning scenes.
Thanks for letting me share my artwork with you!