View from Shore Watercolor

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Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well and enjoying your week.

It is time for another Watercolor Wednesday and I am here to show you how to create this “View from Shore” watercolor painting.

It only uses three stamp sets and a few markers so you can easily do it within a small window of time.

Let me show you how to create this for yourself.

To create this painting, you’ll need the Original Foliage set, the Boat set, and the Fairy Door set or another set with a large tree.

I used these markers for this painting but you can change up the colors.

  • No 45 Sepia
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 72 Pine Green
  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 29 Prussian Blue
  • No 17 Steel Blue

I created this painting on a 5×5 piece of watercolor paper.

Begin by inking the tree stamp with Sepia.

Press the tree on the left side of the paper, more towards the bottom to leave room for the leaves.

Since this tree is for a fairy door, it has a blank area at the bottom of the trunk. Using the thin side of the sepia marker, draw in some lines to fill in this area with more tree bark.

Dip your brush in water and drag the color out of the lines. This will be the only color we paint to our tree so add some layers where there would be shadows. If any of the lines get washed out, use the thin tip of the marker to draw them back in.

Ink the leaves with Pine Green. You don’t have to ink the entire stamp, as it is rather large, but be sure to press the stamp two or three times before applying more ink. Work your way around the tree, adding as many leaves as you like.

Dip your brush in water and pinch it off then dab the leaves to soften them and give them the watercolor effect.

Ink the mini grass stamp with Olive Green. Press that stamp at a diagonal to create the shore line then add some around the base of the tree and here and there. Dip your brush in water and drag the color up and out.

Paint in the water with African Violet and a little bit of Prussian Blue. Be sure to leave some white areas in the water.

Also, ink the small boat with sepia then African Violet and press the boat into the water. I then used a mixture of the colors to paint in the base of the boat and Prussian Blue for the sails.

Here is a closer shot of the boat. I added some stripes for fun using the thin tip of African Violet.

Use some steel blue to paint in the sky and that’s everything!

Sign and date it and that’s it!

Pop it in a frame or turn it into a card to give away.

Be sure to join me next week for another Watercolor Wednesday post.

Check out the step by step tutorial below to paint along with me.

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