Hello! Let’s welcome back Leach, who created this amazing abstract art- purely because she had to. Inspiration can strike anytime!
Necessity is the mother of invention- Plato
This quote totally alludes to Leach’s moment when she was cleaning her watercolour porcelain dish covered with leftover paint, and she realized she didn’t want to waste it.
So, she got out her art supplies and created this very inspired abstract art piece, just like that!
Let’s hear what Leach had to say about her inspired watercolour abstract art.
Inspired Watercolour Abstract Art
This is what I used:
– postcard sized watercolour paper
– old watercolour palette
– Indian Ink
– gold Ink
– watercolour pencils, pastels & charcoal
Since I didn’t have very much paint left on the dish, I used a postcard-sized paper to work on. I started by dabbing watercolours randomly. I was careful to not over-mix and make my paint muddy, as it was already a mish mash on the palette.
I continued by randomly making patterns, shapes and squiggles, layering watercolours and taking advantage of the more opaque colors to create depth.
I was thinking of Brazil as I painted this. Not sure why. I hope it’s transferring into the art.
To add much needed contrasts, I added Indian Ink. For texture, I scrawled with watercolor pencils, pastels and charcoal. Finally, I used gold ink to highlight small areas.
This project not only helps you save the old paint on your palette, it will help you with shape formation, color balance and composition.
It also hones watercolour skills such as mixing pigments, adjusting strength of pigments, layering, wet-on-wet and so on. Best of all, it’s a simple project for both adults and kids. It’s great for anyone who likes to paint with watercolours!
I painted it to hang horizontally, but it looks equally comfortable vertical.
All done! Framed and ready to hang!