The Lighthouse


It is Wednesday which means it is time for Watercolour Wednesday at Our challenge today was to watch a short video and paint a lighthouse scene.

I am using Arches Cold Press watercolour paper which is 5x5 inches. I first drew the scene in pencil, then using my Sharpie went over what needed to be done in the black. I kept my scene loose, which is my favourite way to paint, that and abstract.

My colours are Daniel Smith watercolours. For the sky I used Cobalt Blue and Rose of Ultramarine. The water is painted using Prussian Blue along with a bit of Phthalo Blue (Red Shade). 

On the lighthouse I used Neutral Tint, and the little houses have Alizarin Crimson on the left and Pyrrol Scarlet on the right.

The rocks have Neutral Tint, Indian Red and Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and for the greenery I used Sap Green.

It feels like a whimsical piece to me, and I quite like the way it turned out.

Many years ago I found a distress machine that distressed the edges of paper. It is called a Zutter Distrezz-it-All, and makes distressing edges much easier. They are very hard to find these days, but if you happen upon it and like the look, be sure to scoop it up.

I attached my card to a navy card base using foam tape. This was really fun to do.

I hope you have enjoyed today's watercolour card. Thank you for visiting with me.

Have a great day!



xoxo, Kia