adventures in watercoloring

Adventures in Watercoloring - Azzari Jarrett A couple weeks ago, my mom introduced me to watercoloring.  It was a quick lesson, but I was hooked.  I think it's the "abstractness" of watercoloring - how things don't have to be exact.  You never quite know how the paint will dry or when colors will bleed into one another.

Since I've been home, I grabbed some watercolors of my own (I have this inexpensive set) and this weekend I finally had some time to explore.  And yes, I totally used one of my daughter's baby food jars to clean my brushes.

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And as my mom explained, there are no mistakes in watercoloring.  Simply add more water.  Love that.

I also wanted to make a few abstract backgrounds for digital designs.  And here is what I came up with.

Adventures in Watercoloring - Azzari Jarrett

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After drying, I scanned each design and opened them in Photoshop.  Love how the colors popped.

Adventures in Watercoloring

Adventures in Watercoloring

Adventures in Watercoloring

Of course, I have so much more to learn.  And that is part of what makes this so exciting for me.  Learning something new.

I am thinking about so many possibilities and things that I would like to try, including adding one of my favorite quotes to those watercolor backgrounds.

More, soon.