Also on these boards
I know first hand how difficult it is to paint with watercolors and I really think Holly has mastered the art. Her ethereal woodland inspired paintings remind me of animal spirits floating through the forest in Spring. Aren't they the loveliest?
Expressive Watercolor Washes. Abstraction. Composition. Shapes (geo-morphic). Colors (harmonies and contrasts). Texture. Layering. Juxtapositioning. (See Gude.) Tie thematically into felt qualities of an experience, music, dancing, dreaming... Look at Aboriginal Dreamings (dot paintings), Miriam Shapiro (I'm Dancing as Fast as I can), and Miro or Kandinsky. Watercolor painting fun, but is much harder to do well than you think.