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Watercolor Inspiration

Tuesday is upon us, a rather boring day of the week I'm afraid, but to keep things beautiful around here I have some watercolor inspiration to share. Yesterday I got the chance to sit in my studio and watercolor. It was muggy and cold outside but that bleak palette didn't stop me from painting some cheerful pink ombre tones. 

The painting is actually for an upcoming wedding project. I am brainstorming ideas for a bride and trying to demonstrate that watercolor might be a nice touch to her place cards. We'll see if she likes the idea. Even if she doesn't, I must say I've enjoyed painting again. The last time I did it was years ago so it has been fun practicing. 

Painting isn't in my future but I like getting color inspiration from it and creating pretty washes on paper. I love my little pocket paint kit. My aunt gave it to me, it was hers when she was younger, before I studied abroad in Europe. 

Practicing lettering in paint.

I need to get some different brushes for the lettering but I love the light gradient of color with the bold contrast of the letters. I think all the guest's names handpainted on place cards would be lovely and romantic looking so I'm hoping I can move forward with this idea and perfect it. What do you think?

Do you paint at all? Is it part of your inspiration proecess? I think it is something I should get back into because it is really peaceful and relaxing. I guess all I have to do to have a therapeutic afternoon is light a candle, turn on some music, and watercolor. 

Have a good day friends!

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I just bought some watercolors a few weeks ago, but didn´t try them yet. Now that I see your lovely tests I have to unpack them this weekend :)

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInspirationsquelle

oh, i love the soft color behind the names! And, while pink isn't my go-to-color, I think these are stunning. I'd love them in green. :)

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererinkathleen

Loving water colors! Based my new line on it too! Hope your bride likes it!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy tangerine

All throughout my undergraduate art degree I think I used watercolors for one project. I hate that I have had no other exposure to it, but I actually just received a watercolor set as a gift yesterday. I am eager to spend the afternoon experimenting. :)

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

i just did some water colour painting yesterday! loved it! it was very peaceful and calming.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsabellaKiss

It seems like I'm not the only one inspired by watercolors! Glad we're all on the same page. :)
I find them so peaceful and relaxing so I definitely recommend you all to try them. Let me know how it goes.
Erin, I totally agree with you. Pink isn't necessarily my go-to color either but something about super light, blush pink brings out the girly side in me. I can't help it I guess.

January 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterLauren Elise

Ooh, Lauren! Painting captivates me and clams me in a way no other craft can. I use acrylics a lot but watercolours are my preference. They're far less forgiving and much more unpredictable but I'm discovering that can be half the fun! J x

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

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