Watercolor Wednesdays || Volume 8

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Finally I can share some of my larger-sized watercolors with you! Yep, buying this larger canvas was such a good investment. I can already see how it has improved my paintings. Since I'm on break, I've had time to paint on-site [sometimes I have to work from photos] and it's been so fun and relaxing for me. You can see above that on Saturday I hung out by the waterfront in Nyhavn and captured the bright colored buildings + boats. I am happy I decided to stay in town for this break, and get a chance to paint this beautiful city of mine. 

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Okay first up is this fun setting in Nyhavn. You can see above in my quick iPhone snap what the setting looks like. It is a big destination spot in Copenhagen for tourists, and it's right down the street from my apartment. I love admiring it when I bike home every day! 

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I tried to be a bit more quick and sketchy with this painting, to give it a casual vibe. I also don't think I've ever painted a body of water before, so this was a fun challenge. I think I did it correctly with the dark shadows under the boats, but I'm not sure. I'm curious to hear my professor's feedback on this one. 

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I used the opportunity to make a larger drawing to paint a great spot in Copenhagen, the bridge that leads into Nørrebro, a really fun and lively neighborhood in the city. It was dark and misty this day, but I was so excited to try out my new sketchbook that I sat it out to get the drawing done, and painted the colors later once I got home. 

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I was trying to be sketchy with this one again, and I think it worked better this time. I like that the colors just fade toward the bottom. My teacher also usually warns us about adding people into a painting, but I think they were successful in this case!

I am feeling so inspired by watercolor lately and it has really added a fun dimension to my break! Which painting is your favorite? x, Paige.