I have three watercolors to share with you today, that are the paintings from last week's lifestyle post about the best part of watercoloring. You may also recognize these paintings from my recent Vacation Outfits video on my Youtube channel! I think these pieces are those that I am most proud of so far. This is probably due to the fact that I was so happy to be sitting in the sun while painting them, and I was also super relaxed in vacation mode!
P.S. Yes, I know this painting is coming to you on Thursday and not Wednesday...I accidentally sent out the wrong post yesterday, oops! Enjoy!
The first was painted at my favorite spot in Copenhagen, one of the grassy hills on Dronning Louise's Bro. The scene was beautiful because the light was reflecting on the water, and that was what I was most trying to capture. I also paid close attention to the colors being reflected in the windows across the lakes.
The next day I headed to check out Grundtvig's Church [Grundtvig's Kirke] and the Bispebjerg Cemetery [Bispebjergkirkegaard] after work. I biked north and discovered the most beautiful place. I can only describe this day as sparkly...when the sun shines in Copenhagen it is just magic. I focused on the buildings rather than the gardens for this painting though, because the domed building looked almost like something from Italy, and I loved the juxtaposition of the two constructions.
Finally, the perspective in this painting is obviously so off, but what can I say? It was cold and misty that day, so I was kinda rushing my sketch, and then painted it once I got home. One thing I do like about this painting is the contrast between the colored and black and white sections, which was intentional on my part. So yes, not my best work, but hey practice makes perfect.
I have kind of become obsessed with watercoloring at this point, and I use any free time I have to go out and paint. I should also note that these were the first paintings I did in my Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook which has made painting even more fun for me because I love having it all in a little book. What was your favorite painting this week? x, Paige