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Moody Faux Watercolor Landscape

By: Laura Mixed Media
February 20, 2020

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This painting was inspired by a watercolor piece I had seen on Pinterest (or was it Instagram?). I loved the colors and the moodiness, and I wanted to see if I could replicate that feeling somehow in acrylic. I began the project with the intention of using the Traditions Watercolor Medium to achieve a more wispy, watercolor effect, however, I soon learned that the surface I had chosen was not right for that particular medium. Instead, I turned to my trusty water spray bottle to create the look I desired. I added the tree as the focal point as I have always loved doodling trees (that was actually the first thing I ever did when I decided to start art journaling), and I love the symbolism they bring. I hope you enjoy the project and feel inspired to create a moody landscape of your own!

Items needed:
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Red Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Burnt Orange
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Ochre
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dark Grey 3
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
DecoArt Chalky Gesso
DecoArt Traditions Watercolor Medium
Wood panel
Paint pens
Spray bottle

Be sure to visit Laura Mixed Media  for more projects and to learn more about Laura.


VERY cool!


February 21, 2020

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