Hello and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday.
I am sticking with the fall theme with this week’s painting but this one can easily be changed up to be more spring like or even holiday related.
I chose to name this sweet little painting “A Fall Find” since I put the little berries in the little girl’s hand. I know my girls love to go out and find all sorts of things in nature so it just kinda reminded me of them.
Let’s get to this painting, shall we?
Here are the stamps that I used for this painting. Only have the little boy stamp set… then use one of those! Change up the berries for flowers, or the fall bush to a flowering bush, you can change the colors as well. Make it your own!
I used a lot of colors for this painting but you don’t have to use this many if you don’t want. lol
- No 45 Sepia
- No 88 Terra Cotta
- No 86 African Violet
- No 13 Ochre
- No 43 Brilliant Yellow
- No 29 Prussian Blue
- No 28 English Red
- No 15 Olive Green
- No 17 Steel Blue
- No 18 Dark Brown
- No 30 Rosewood
- You will also need a white gel pen or thin tip marker.
This painting is on a 4×4 square piece of watercolor paper.
Begin by inking the little girl with African Violet followed by Sepia. Do not ink the line across her arm to create her short sleeve shirt.
Press the stamp in the center of the paper.
Next, stamp the little girl onto post it tape or a post it note. I overlapped two pieces of post it tape then stamped her on top.
Trim around the back of her and up over her knee with scissors.
Then place the mask over the top of the stamped image on your paper to protect her.
Ink the crate with African Violet followed by Sepia. Only ink the first two rows of the crate to make it shorter once stamped.
Press the crate onto the positioner so we can line it up directly where we want it to sit.
Line up the positioner where you want it under the little girl.
Remove the positioner and stamp the crate into place.
Remove the post-it tape and drag the color out of the lines.
Paint the crate with a mix of African Violet and Sepia to give it a weathered wood look. Paint the handle area in dark since the crate is turned upside down.
Time to paint in the little girl.
-I made her shirt long sleeves so simply draw a line with African Violet near her wrist to create the shirt cuff. Then, start by painting her shirt and headband with Brilliant Yellow. Leave a highlight on her shoulder. Use ochre to add deeper shades to the shadow areas.
-Paint her overalls with Prussian Blue adding layers to areas for more shadows. Leave highlights on the shoulders and on top of her knee. Add a little African Violet to darken some areas.
-Paint her skin with Rosewood and her hair with Sepia followed by Dark Brown.
Using the white gel pen, add little polka dots to her headband and shirt. Then use the thin tip of sepia or African Violet and go back over some of the lines to make them darker which will help make the painting pop.
Mask the crate with post-it tape.
Ink the leaves with Terra Cotta and press the leave behind her to create a bush. Press the stamp three or four times before applying more ink.
Remove the mask and ink the grass stamp with Olive Green and add some grass around the base of the crate. Add water to the leaves and the grass.
Ink the berry stamp with English Red for the berries and Dark Brown for the stem and press it onto the positioner.
Press the berries so they just touch the top of the hand. Then draw a line down below the hand as if she is holding the stem of berries.
Paint the sky in with Steel Blue.
And that’s it!
Sign and date it and then decide what you want to do with it. Turn it into a card or frame it or give away as a gift.
Be sure to come back next week for a whole new Watercolor Wednesday post.
Check out my step by step video tutorial below so you can create this painting right along with me.