Some watercolor practice

Yesterday I decided to work more wet in wet and had my try at this birch tutorial by Peter Humeniuk. Learned quite a bit in the process.

birch tree bark watercolor

Also messed around with this exercise scraping trees.
watercolor

Costa Rica Watercolor Sketches

Sharing a few watercolors from my recent trip to La Fortuna, Costa Rica for a wedding of two good friends of mine.

I love doing these little sketches at the airport
watercolor airport Tarmac

watercolor airplane wing

Arenal volcano watercolor

watercolor of tropical scene

watercolor town square la fortuna costa rica

Watercolor Sketches Around Austin

Between my trip to Ireland and my trip to Costa Rica during July I managed to get out a few times and do some watercolor paintings around Austin.

austin auditorium shores water color painting

Austin Long Center water color

Hey Cupcake!
water color of the South Congress Hey Cupcake food trailer

Succulents | Watercolor

Just doing some watercolor sketching around the house. Again, this is backposted from earlier in July.

watercolor painting of succulent plant display

watercolor painting of succulent plant arrangement

Ireland in Watercolor

Recently in July I took up painting again, a hobby I had dabbled in for a couple of years after college.  I think I ended up putting it down for photography and just never made time to pick it back up for very long.  Feeling the need for change, I decided for a recent trip to Ireland that rather than use my camera, I would do watercolor sketches as we toured around.  It was a grand time.  I will definitely be working this into my regular work and I am glad I have taken it back up.

Laundry Day
Laundry day Ireland Watercolor painting

Gardens at St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnam
Ireland Watercolor painting gardens St Enda's Park

St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnam
Ireland Watercolor painting St enda's park Rathfarnam

Garden Wall at Lough Rynn Castle
Ireland Watercolor painting wall Lough Rynn

Garden Plant at Lough Rynn Castle
Ireland Watercolor painting

Wall Gardens at Lough Rynn Castle
Ireland Watercolor painting Wall Gardens Lough Rynn Castle

Staircase on the Castle Grounds
Ireland Watercolor painting Lough Rynn Staircase

Potted plants behind a farmhouse
potted plants

Fields in Cloone
Cloone field county leitrim

More fields in Cloone
Ireland Watercolor painting Cloone hayfield

More of the castle’s walled gardens. I spent a lot of time there poking about.
Ireland Watercolor painting Lough Rynn Castle Gardens

Irish farmhouse
Farmhouse Ireland Watercolor painting

Lough Rynn’s lake
Ireland Watercolor painting Lake at Lough Rynn Castle

More Castle gardens :)
Ireland Watercolor painting Lough Rynn Castle

A light Irish breakfast
Breakfast Ireland Watercolor painting