In all cases, clicking the image of the finished painting will take you to the full-size posting on deviantart.
July 16: More Maine coastline
Scratchmade Journal's tutorial on painting skies and clouds. Fortunately released that day! I finally nailed that New England sky.
The paper, if you're wondering, is Khadi Papers paperback sketchbook (not the hardcover you've probably seeing all over watercolour instagram). Paints soak in right away and colours spread all over if applied when it's not bone dry, so it's wonderful for these loose, wild experimental sketches and for more dry brush work. I love it, but it's certainly not for everyone.
July 17: Plein Air - Great Bay again
went back to the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge and painted some trees I saw on the path. I also saw some birds, very close to me! A white-breasted nuthatch, which I've only seen in pictures, two woodpeckers that may have been either the downy woodpecker or the hairy woodpecker, and a warbler that was so bright blue and yellow in colour I think it may have been a northern parula.
July 18: My friend's cat
July 20: Seashell Re-do
July 21: Goddess or Faerie
"Rebirth", "Epona", and "A Rose for Epona". This took a lot of glazing and patience, so I'm super proud of it. I imagine she is is a fertility or nurturing goddess, coming out to a believer who called...whether or not they knew they called her, or were entirely sure of their belief. She may be the goddess of this place, this land, these people only, or she may showing a mere facet of herself in this form and place. I always envision some kind of goddess or otherworld spirit appearing like this when I hear the following lines from "Rebirth":
"In front of Antumnos' gate
I beheld the mirror in the lake
Recognize I did not
Nor did I comprehend."
Of course, she could be aloof (as in the case of "A Rose for Epona"), and I imagine the person she is approaching right now may have that same skepticism of her.
So that's Week 3 of world watercolour month. I'm still posting these day by day as I go on my Instagram profile, if you want to check that out!