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.
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!
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.
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.
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.