Friday, 8 June 2012

Watercolour Doodle

I don't like wasting paper, who does, so when I had a page of watercolour paper left over in my Daler-Rowney pad, I thought this was a chance to just doodle.  Instead of using pencil or pens I used watercolours.

This is how it ended up...




It did make for a good exercise in washes

as well as a fun doodle






55 comments:

  1. Hi Ann, I would say it is a nice sketch, a good preliminary work for a bigger watercolor. Have good week end!

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    1. Thanks Tito, yes it would work well for a future painting.

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  2. Nice Doodle Ann!
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. You certainly didn't waste that piece of paper - beautiful washes making up a charming composition - love this!

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  4. Lovely washes, Ann!

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    1. Thanks Judy, I had fun just playing with these washes, surprising how relaxing it was.

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  5. So glad to see you here again ~ or have I not been paying attention ~ This painting is lovely ~ composition, colors ~ wonderful ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol, yes I'm back joining in once again:)

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  6. I always admire how you can do this without sketching it first as a guide. This talent eludes me! LOL Very nice ‘doodle’!

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    1. Thanks Robin, but honestly it is just a case of playing with paint, and it just paints itself:)

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  7. wonderful to see your blog...lovely works!

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    1. Thanks so much Ashok, I appreciate your visit.

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  8. I would call this more than a doodle! Beautifully loose!

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    1. Thanks so much Minnemie, like I said to Robin, it is a case of just playing with paint:)

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  9. Lovely doodle. I think you should keep doodling with water color. this one turned out so lovely. Happy PPF

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    1. Hi Marji, Thanks so much for your comment, I must admit I do enjoy painting in this style.

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  10. I see no doodling but a pretty watercolor landscape :-) Wish you a nice weekend!

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  11. No waste whatsoever, this is so calm and soothing- I WANT to go there!
    Happy PPF!
    Stephanie Corder

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    1. Thanks very much Stephanie. Nice to meet you.

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  12. It's gorgeous! For a doodle, it's wonderful! Happy PPF!

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  13. The watercolor is a complicated but fun technique right? Saludos

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    1. Thanks for your comment La Abela. Watercolour can be complicated sometimes, but the more I use it the more fun it is.

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  14. So beautiful and spontaneous!
    I love the blue-green fluidity of the trees! Gorgeous!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. That is a lovely doodle and a great exercise in watercolour... I love sing them and find them so relaxing... this has a great feel to it...xx

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  16. Beautiful and soft! A good use of paper. :) Happy PPF!

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  17. Ann, everything you do with watercolors is so serene, it leaves me feeling calm and tranquil. Thank you as I could use that after a rather hectic day (I've drawn and you will undoubtedly see before long... ;-)
    This just lovely in every way.
    HPPF too!

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  18. Wow! Beautifully done! Happy PPF!!

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  19. Thanks Mary, Tracey, Kat, Lynn and Belinda - so nice of you all to say you like this. I think I will pursue more watercolour doodles.

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  20. Lovely fresh looking painted sketch. Bravo! xx

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  21. Hi Ann.
    I think it is a very good Landscape and not a doodle. Well done
    and all the best.
    Vic.

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    1. Thanks for saying so Victor. Honestly though, if you had seen me doing this, it really was doodling..lol :)

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  22. Wow great results, especially with the tree. See this is why I love PPF. You get to see artwork done in so many different techniques. (I rarely take to the watercolors without some sort of pencil sketch first, so to me this is very daring!)

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    1. Hi Sabina, yes PPF is a great way to see what others do.

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  23. Beautiful landscape in watercolor.

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  24. This is lovely! Exactly what watercolor is all about, capturing a mood with nothing but soft wisps of color.

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    1. Hi Carlarey, thanks very much for such an encouraging comment.

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  25. I had fun going back and seeing some of what you posted. I love that you will sketch on anything, even a brown bag. Creativity can't be stopped. lol Good for you! I am linking your blog on mine so I can make a habit of visiting.

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    1. Hi Joan, glad you enjoyed my blog and nice to know you have linked to it. Thanks.

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  26. A doodle? Wow! Beautiful waterrcolour.

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  27. Hi Eva, yes definitely a doodle, if you had seen me painting this you would agree...lol. I made the scene up as I went along, doodling one bit, then doodling the next...it was fun though.

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  28. wow...great doodle...who would have thought to doodle in watercolour...great idea and lovely painting...xxx

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    1. Thanks Mandy, glad you like the idea:)

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  29. Wow! This is lovely, and you do it effortlessly?
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for pointing out that I had not provided the link. I have done that now.

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    1. Thanks Balaji. I have linked to Racing Against the Clock now....yay.

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  30. Lovely sketch, nice sky and depth,

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    1. Thanks Anne......aye we have a great name.

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  31. What a wonderful way to use your left over paper!

    xo
    Kristin

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