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.
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.
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:
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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?