Art and Positive Thinking

Welcome to my Renee Loves Art blog!

My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

I hope you join me on my art adventure!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Watercolour Painting is Positively Manageable

Many people shy away from watercolour paint, but I absolutely love painting with it.  Once you get to know its personality, it can be your friend.  You can layer it, mix beautiful colours, create textures, scrub it, scratch it, the list of things one can do with it, seems ever growing.

This watercolour  painting is of our horse Weebit ,and dog Lucy, when she was a puppy. They were so curious to meet each other.  

It was fun to layer and to scratch the grass and hair and whiskers out with a razor blade.  I discovered that the Mr. Clean Magic erasers do wonders for scrubbing off mistakes. Some paint bled underneath the tape onto the white boarder and I was able to lift the paint right off!

I can't wait to see what else I can do with watercolours.  

Happy Paint Party Friday!  May your weekend be art filled!


  1. Lovely painting. I only ever use watercolour. I love it.

  2. Love the painting of Weebit and Lucy. Thanks for the tip about Mr. Clean erasers.

  3. such a beautiful watercolor painting Renee! I must remember your tip about the magic eraser:) Lucky you to own such a gorgeous horse. Happy PPF!

  4. Your painting is wonderful. I also love watercolor.
    My friend named his dog Lucy after my grandmother.
    Lovely weekend to you!

  5. A lovely and touching piece.

  6. I've learned so much patience from watercolor. This is a wonderful painting.

  7. I saw this on FB already. It's gorgeous! You're really good with watercolours. It's a medium I'd like to experiment a bit more with. Love how you "scratched" the grass :-)

  8. This is a beautiful painting Renee!!! Your colors are amazing as are the details!!!
    Happy PPF!!!

  9. I looked at your older post and love your beautiful watercolor painting. This of animals is adorable and so well painted.
    Thank you for visiting my site and the nice comment. You asked about my PS-program. It's Adobe Photoshop elements 11.
    Have a happy start of April xx

  10. You certainly have watercolors under control! Very nice painting of your beloved animals.

  11. I am one of those people who shy away from watercolor. You are very talented with it. This is beautiful.

  12. you created great art of a fine friendship :)

  13. You absolutely give me hope. I know I should go on to Acrylic. . .and I love working with pastels, but I am determined to master watercolor. Your beautiful work so perfect gives me the push I need to go forward with it. Blessings, Janet


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