Rainbow Zebra in Watercolor

Picture of  a rainbow zebra in watercolor

How awesome is this watercolor painting? My daughter painted this rainbow zebra last night. She used a variety of different types of salt–table salt, sea salt, and kosher salt–to achieve the texture. Traditional table salt results in more subtle texture and coarse salt results in a larger, bolder texture. To create these textures, she sprinkled the wet paint with salt, which displaced the water and resulted in the texture you see above. I love how she encouraged the rainbow stripes to pool into the zebra’s mane and merge together randomly. She used a fan brush to create the texture in the mane and to spatter paint on top of the painting. Well done, my girl, well done!

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22 thoughts on “Rainbow Zebra in Watercolor

  1. This reminds me of my granddaughter. She loves to paint with “the colors they don’t come in, you know Grandma, they are more fun.” This was how she described her purple, pink, and green giraffe.

    This zebra is simply stunning! So much joy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. wow, how old is your daughter? how did she apply the watercolor with brushes? Looking for an art project for my daughter…

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