Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Four Abstract Watercolor Canvas Paintings

As promised, I have some more photos of my abstract watercolor paintings on canvas!

First up, the tropical palm leaf......  I like this one so much I hung it in my master bedroom. I painted the leaves on the sides of the canvas to continue the design. That way I didn't have to frame it :)

abstract palm leaf painting on canvas: grow creative blog

This piece is full of my favorite colors: blues and greens.  I once read that the human eye can distinguish more shades of green than of any other color. Once you start mixing greens with your paints, you see how that is true.  There are so many possibilities in greens and they play so well off of one another.
watercolor abstract palm leaf painting on canvas: grow creative blog

And my salt and glue experiment turned out lovely.  I could drool over the textures all day! 

Green Abstract Watercolor, Salt, and Glue Painting: grow creative blog
Green Abstract Watercolor, Salt, and Glue Painting: grow creative blog

Now, onto the watercolor cactus paintings!  

These were the most fun to paint, because I love cactus and I love the process of painting watercolors on canvas.  At the time I painted these, I had no idea that they made canvas specifically for watercolor paints! I just gessoed my own canvas and went to town with runny, messy paints. One day I will try the watercolor canvases though. They sound amazing!

painting watercolors on canvas: grow creative blog
abstract watercolor cactus paintings on canvas: grow creative blog

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

8 Ways to Turn a Canvas Into an Abstract Masterpiece

Happy Valentine's Day!!

My newest post is up on the Craftsy Art Blog.  I've got a few ideas on how to paint abstractly on canvas, and yes, I did use my abstract watercolors on canvas for this post!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Photos of the Week

Last week my little family took a spur-of-the-moment trip to southern California! I about died from all the green there! 

Every time I visit this part of the country I wonder why I live in the desert instead of on the coast, then we hit traffic and I remember why. It's awesome to visit, but we're happier in a smaller town for normal life.

yucca plant

corona del mar, california beach

This trip had it's fun parts and it's sad parts.  We went to visit my husband's grandmother who will not be with us much longer.  We were so grateful for the chance to see her one more time and to make some more fun memories.  She is the closest thing to a grandmother I have left on this earth so I will be so sad to see her go.  She is a giving and sweet person.


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