Watercolor landscape painting for day 17

Today is the day 17 of 31 days of mini watercolor painting challenge. This is a very simple and minimal watercolor landscape painting. I used only two colors to paint this one. But before this I would like to share one important thing with you. I am hosting an event where artists like you and me are gathering to paint a landscape. If you are interested and want to book your free seat, you can go here and have a look.

Watercolor landscape painting for day 17
Watercolor landscape painting for day 17

Watercolor landscape painting for day 17

For the reference to paint this beautiful watercolor landscape I went to my friend Instagram again. I saw a picture @namgung.yoon posted on Instagram and I thought I want to paint this and I did. But I changed the tree.


I have taken in-progress photos of this painting to guide you how you can paint this as well.


Things you will need

  • 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolor paper

  • A jar of water

  • A medium-sized brush

  • A small brush

  • Masking tape

  • White pen or White Gauche or White watercolor

  • Colors: Indigo and Cinereous Blue - You can use any bright Blue color

Step 1:


First wash of watercolor landscape painting
First wash of watercolor landscape painting

For the first step, By using masking tape stick your paper on the table or board. Apply water on the whole paper and make sure there is no blob of water left on the paper. Once you the whole paper is wet, apply Indigo on the top of the paper. Keep darker shade on top and lighter on the bottom.


Now, take the bright Blue color you have and start applying from the bottom. Keep in mind that we have to keep the darker shade in the bottom and lighter on top. Now, wait and let it completely dry.


This is how it will look once it is dried.


Backfround after its completely dry
Backfround after its completely dry


Step 2:


After adding trees and moon
After adding trees and moon

Once the wash is dried, it is time to add trees and moon. I have painted pine trees, you can paint your favourite trees either on left side or right side. Once you painted trees and moon, let it dry completely.


Please remove tape only after the paper is dried completely otherwise your paper may get damaged or the paint will get smudged.


Final result:

This is how the painting will look once it is done.


If you try this, please share pictures on helinaik@yahoo.com or to my social media accounts. I will be very happy to see them.


I am hosting an event where artists like you and me are gathering to paint a landscape. If you are interested and want to book your free seat, you can go here and have a look.


Thanks a lot for stopping by.


Love,

heli

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