The Influence of Summer

My latest watercolor illustrations........
Bright watercolor ferns
multicolored chevron design

I started out with the Chevron design in mind, but by the time I finished that, I had several other ideas.   So I kept painting..... and painting :)  I think the fact that it's summer time had a huge influence on these.  I can't keep myself away from bright colors!  
multicolored chevron design

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I love the colors and the softness. You have a true talent for design.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  2. obsessed with your stuff. i want to try watercolor this weekend!

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  3. you remind me that I need to get out the paints and paper and PRACTICE!

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  4. I have literally spent the last half hour on Pinterest looking for artwork inspiration. These are beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful paintings. I'm so into watercolor right now -I think I'll give these a try!

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  6. I have always been in love with watercolors. Your illustrations are beautiful! I particularly love the chevron one!

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  7. really really lovey, elise. the chevrons make me want to buy some watercolor paints and paper and see what happens. is there a particular brand that you like? do you ever use watercolor pencils?

    visiting from the 'not just a housewife' link party. and i'll definitely be back.

    annalea

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  8. Annalea,
    I like to use Strathmore watercolor paper, the 300 or 400 series. It's good paper and pretty afforable. I've never actually used watercolor pencils, but they sound fun. Best of luck to you!

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  9. Such lovely designs. I am a quilter so these really speak to me. Inspiring!

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  10. LOVE the chevron painting - perfect summer colors!

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  11. Just gorgeous! The colours you have used are just incredible together. I've not worked with water colours either. I'd really like to know what kind you would recommend.
    Sheree

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  12. Thank you for all your kind comments! For those of you who asked about what kind of watercolors I use, I use Utrecht and Winsor&Newton brands. You can find them at craft stores like Michaels. Good luck my friends!

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  13. Love the chevron one! The watercolor is just gorgeous!

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