Mother’s Day Watercolor Fest–My Mom’s Second Painting

Here is another painting my mom completed during our Mother’s Day watercolor fest. The improvement between her first and second painting is remarkable. She really rocked this painting. She’s a regular grandma Moses. This painting tutorial was featured in Michael Lakin’s book, “Botanical Flowers in Watercolor.” Watercolors on hot pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

Mother’s Day Watercolor Fest–My Mom’s First Painting

My mother, daughter, and I enjoyed a three-generation watercolor fest this Mother’s Day weekend. We sat at the kitchen table and painted the day away. We had a great time. I hope my daughter will look back on the time we spent painting together with fond memories. This is my mom’s first watercolor painting. I think it’s totally awesome. Wait until you see her second painting–yep I convinced her to paint another one. The improvement between the two paintings is amazing. Watercolors on hot pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.

Delphiniums

Watercolors on Acquarello Artistico 100% cotton paper by Fabriano. This is my variation of a painting by Wendy Tait.

My daughter, Greta, joined in on the painting session and produced this lovely version of the same painting using watercolors and Pigma micron pens:

Want to try your hand at watercolors? Pick up a copy Watercolor Flowers by Wendy Tait.

Love on the Rebound

I thought my recent “I Love You” painting might be more interesting if I gave it an aged appearance to match the cute note my daughter wrote me many years ago. So I brewed up some tea today, soaked a sheet of watercolor paper in it, placed several teabags on it in an attempt to give it a mottled effect, and let it dry. Here’s the result. I think it’s an improvement over my first attempt. What do you think?