watercolour613
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Slowly I’m trying to hone a particular style; using line work with pens, loose watercolour techniques, and flicking dapples, all seem to be reoccurring methods I’m drawn to. These birds kissing in flight was inspired by one of my favourite songs, “Little Waltz” by Basia Bulat. It’s a bit of a synesthetic experiment 🙌🏽🤗🎨 . . . @basiabulat . . . I’m using @winsorandnewton watercolour paints, on @fabriano_boutique paper, and micron pens. . . . . . . #watercolor #watercolour #watercolourpainting #synesthetic #synesthesiaart #synesthesia #artforthesoul #artastherapy #therapueticart #birdart #birdpainting #birdwatercolor #watercolorbirds #watercolourbirds #animalart #animalpainting #animalillustration #creativewatercolor #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists

Beautiful work today by beautiful people! The Night Sky watercolour workshop was a definite success thanks to all the great people who attended. 🤗🤗🤗. So much creativity, and spontaneity, it was inspiring to watch! Great work everyone! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!! . . . . #watercolorworkshop #artworkshop #paintworkshop #watercolorclass #watercolourworkshop #watercolourclass #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists #ottawaevents #ottawalife #ottawalifestyle #ottawaliving #ottawafun #watercolortutorial #watercolorforbeginners #watercolourforbeginners #artforbeginners #paintingforbeginners #nightsky #nightskyart #nightskywatercolor #watercolorsky #watercoloursky #watercolourstars #watercolorstars #watercolorgalaxy

This little composition is in preparation for a holiday workshop I’ll be hosting in December. Personally, the holidays are a mixed bag of feelings, some good some bad. But the festive spirit is something that always seems to be the silver lining in what can be an otherwise dreary winter onset. I painted this with a beginner level in mind, and have some easy little tricks to keep it simple and pretty. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the holidays and what gives you something to look forward to 🤗. . . . . . #watercoloranimals #watercolouranimals #aquarella #animalillustration #animalpainting #holidayspirit #cardmaking #cardmakingideas #reindeer #stag #stagpainting #stagwatercolour #artforthesoul #artastherapy #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ontarioartist #canadianartist #holidayart #christmascard #watercolor_art

Still working on this piece of an Australian Galah. Normally I’d use dapples or a wet in wet loose wash to give a background affect. But I think I might try something different using spray bottle techniques. What do you think? Any other ideas for this piece? . . . . #australiangalah #galahcockatoo #galah #animalsofaustralia #australiananimals #australianbirds #birds #birdart #birdwatercolor #watercolorbird #watercolorbirds #watercolourbird #lineandwash #watercolourpainting #watercoloraustralia #ottawaartist #ontarioartist #canadianartist #watercoloranimals #animalillustration #birdsoftheworld #watercolourartist #watercolourart #artastherapy #artforthesoul #animallovers #animalplanet #animalinspirations

Watercolour 613
(@watercolour613)

9 Days 23 Hours Ago

🍁🎨🍁🎨🍁 BEGINNER-LEVEL WORKSHOP ______________________ . Thursday, September 27th 6:30pm - 9:30pm ______________________ . Art House Cafe @arthousecafe613 555 Somerset _____________________ . $48 includes all materials, and a specialty maple cocktail (or non-alcoholic drink). Tickets must be bought in advance through Eventbrite. Limited seating. ____________________ . Adult, Beginner-Level All skill levels welcome, but no drawing experience required (a sketch will be provided). ___________________ . Maple leaves in watercolour is a fun and easy painting opportunity. You will get step by step instructions, and learn some easy techniques to making beautiful and creative watercolour images! _____________________ . . . . . . #ottawaevents #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists #ottawalife #ottawaliving #ottawalifestyle #artforbeginners #watercolorforbeginners #watercolorworkshop #watercolortutorial #watercolourpainting #autumnactivities #autumntheme #autumnevents #funforfall #fall #autumn #autumn🍁 #autumnart

Watercolour 613
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10 Days 6 Hours Ago

Playing around with line work, dapples, and looser washes. This painting of the intriguing Australian Galah is done using Winsor and Newton watercolours on Arches paper. . . 🎨PIGMENTS🎨 ▪️Opera Rose ▪️Alizarin Crimson ▪️Payne’s Grey ▪️Burt Umber . . . . . . #australiangalah #galahcockatoo #galah #watercolorbirds #watercolorbird #watercoloranimals #animalillustration #birdillustration #birdpainting #birdart #watercolorpainting #watercolorandpen #lineandwash #winsorandnewton #winsorandnewtonwatercolors #micronpen #creativewatercolor #artforthesoul #artastherapy #animallovers #birdlovers #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ontarioartist #animalartist #watercolorart #watercolourart #watercolourartist #watercolourbird #watercolouranimals

Watercolour 613
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12 Days 9 Hours Ago

What’s your favourite season? Mine is definitely autumn, like so many people, I love the changing colours of the leaves, most especially of the esteemed maple leaf 🍁🍁🍁. Learn to paint these easy watercolour leaves in just a few simple steps at my upcoming workshop on Thursday September 27th from 6:30-9:30pm at the Art House Cafe @arthousecafe613 . Tickets must be bought in advance. A maple cocktail will be included to make the night a little more fun and festive! 🎉 $48 all materials included, adult beginner level, no drawing experience necessary (I provide a sketch). Tickets can be bought through the Facebook page (bio) or Eventbrite. . . . #watercolorworkshop #artforbeginners #watercolortutorial #watercolourforbeginners #autumn #mapleleaf #falldecor #diyart #watercolorleaves #watercolormapleleaf #watercolornature #mapleleafart #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaevents #ottawalife #ottawalifestyle #ottawaliving #ottawafun

Watercolour 613
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16 Days 4 Hours Ago

Exploring the whimsical with darker colours such as Payne’s Grey, Ultramarine Blue, with splashes of Permanent Mauve, Opera Rose, and Alizarin Crimson. This piece was created using mostly wet in wet techniques, but also trying out feathering with a spray bottle for softer edge dapples. What do you think of the colour scheme? Any suggestions? . . . #unicorn #unicorns🦄 #unicornart #unicornwatercolor #watercolorunicorn #fantasyartwork #fantasyartist #watercolourpainting #creativewatercolor #artastherapy #artforthesoul #mysticalart #whimsical #whimsy #whimsicalart #winsorandnewton #watercolorandink #darkunicorn #lineandwash #animalillustration #watercoloranimals #creativeart #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ontarioartist

Watercolour 613
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17 Days 5 Hours Ago

Fancy fall fox. This little guy is surprisingly easy to do. I mostly used wet in wet technique to achieve a dreamier, softer feel. And then added wet on dry for finer details. Could be a fun painting for beginners. What do you think? . . . #foxpainting #foxwatercolor #watercoloranimals #artforthesoul #artastherapy #autumnfox #autumnart #redfox #watercolorfox #animalillustration #creativewatercolor #watercolorart #ottawaart #animalart #ontarioartist #ottawaartist #watercolorpainting

Watercolour 613
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19 Days 4 Hours Ago

🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁 This the second composition of a robin in an oak tree. Testing this out for an autumn themed workshop in late September. What do you think? Is this something you’d be interested in painting? Or should we consider pumpkins? Or maple leaves? Tell me your thoughts 😁 . . . #oaktree #birdlovers #watercolourpainting #robinart #robin #birdpainting #treepainting #watercolortree #watercolorbird #autumn🍁 #autumnart #animalillustration #animalwatercolor #watercolorforbeginners #artforbeginners

Watercolour 613
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18 Days 20 Hours Ago

Considering offering this as a workshop for Halloween. It’s an easy beginner level painting that could be fun! Any thoughts? Ideas? What do you think would be fun to paint for Halloween? . . . #blackcat #blackcatofinstagram #blackcatpainting #halloween #halloweenpainting #creepycat #skullandcat #catandskull #watercolorcat #watercolourcat #creativewatercolor #artforbeginners

Watercolour 613
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19 Days 7 Hours Ago

Just testing out some fun fall compositions. Easy line and wash robin.

Watercolour 613
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26 Days 4 Hours Ago

This warm summer has had me nostalgically wanting for the crisp autumn air. I find the changing colours of the forest, especially here in Ottawa/Gatineau, to be nourishing to the soul. I didn’t expect this piece to be as soothing as it was actually. The colours are obviously reminiscent of the fall, but the process of doing this was also cathartic. I haven’t used masking fluid in a long time, and today’s desire to make birch trees all but required me to use it. And I’m grateful I did, because often watercolour painting for me has become about layering rather than about compartmentalizing aspects of the painting. This was a good exercise in rediscovering a watercolour technique, but also in challenging the routines that at once provide us with flow states but also with the complacency that far too often can stifle us. I encourage you to step out of your normal, and try something that isn’t as ordinary for you. 🎨🍁🍂🎨🍁🍂🎨 . . . #autumnpainting #autumnart #birchtree #cardinal #forestpainting #forestart #ilovetrees #treeart #fallart #fallwatercolor #watercolortree #watercolorbird #watercolorforest #watercolorautumn #watercolorpaintings #watercolorartist #watercoloranimals #artastherapy #artistherapy #artforthesoul #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ontarioartist

Watercolour 613
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28 Days 23 Hours Ago

A successful and fun mini-workshop tonight! Painted a little hummingbird, and enjoyed wine and cheese in the beautiful @carouselcllctv . I’m so excited to see everyone’s beautiful work, very proud of how well everyone did! . 🎨🎉🎨🎉🎨🎉🎨 . Catering from @thymeandagain Wine was courtesy of @winebottega and honestly so tasty! Excited to welcome them to Westboro! Earrings by local artisan @annabeanjewelry also selling her incredible pieces at Carousel Collective like me! My make up by talented artist @sab_rachel 😘 Supporting local business, local artists, and small businesses is all part of the community I hope to build and business practice I want to perpetuate 💓. ——————————— . . . #watercolourworkshop #watercolour613 #watercolorforbeginners #artforbeginners #ottawaevents #ottawalife #ottawalifestyle #westboroottawa #ottawaliving #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists #ottawamakeupartist #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocalartist #supportlocalbusiness #supportlocalartists #supportottawa #localottawa #watercolortutorial #watercolourtutorial #meetups

Watercolour 613
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29 Days 20 Hours Ago

✨✨✨✨✨ I’m excited to be offering this fun, beginner-level workshop for adults. We will be making star-filled night skies, and adding in constellations if you want to personalize it for a gift or for yourself. Makes a great birthday or anniversary present! . Tickets are $48, all materials are included! . (“Get Tickets” button available in bio. Tickets also available through FB page, and also in bio. DM if you need a link). . ——————— SUN SEPTEMBER 16th 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @rideausportscentre 1 Donald Street, Ottawa Community Room ———————— . . ———————— ADULT, BEGINNER LEVEL All materials included All skill levels welcome . Food will be available to order ———————— . . . . #ottawaevents #ottawaevent #ottawalife #ottawaliving #ottawalifestyle #ottawaart #ottawaartist #ottawaartists #613art #613events #yowevents #watercolorforbeginners #artforbeginners #paintingforbeginners #watercolorworkshop #watercolourworkshop #watercolourworkshop #astronomylovers #nightskyart #starart #watercolorgalaxy #astrologylover #starrysky #constellations #constellationart #natureatnight #watercoloursky

Watercolour 613
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2018-08-23 07:56:31

🐍💜🐍💜🐍💜🐍 I’ve been wanting to paint a snake for some time now, but have had some doubts about it. Partly because I wasn’t sure which snake I’d want to paint, and partly because I know how much snakes can intimidate people. I’ve always found snakes to be interesting aesthetically, and have had more of a respect for them than fear. Depicted here is actually a Blue Racer snake (Coluber Constrictor Foxii) native to my region, Ontario, along with the provincial flower the Trillium. In doing my research for the Blue Racer snake, I learned that it’s on the endangered species list for Ontario, and Canada by extension. All the more reason to pay tribute to it, and celebrate not only it’s beauty, but it’s place in Ontario’s ecosystem. . How do you feel about snakes? Do you have any that you like, or love? . . This watercolour painting was done on Fabriano 5 Cold Pressed fine grain paper, using Winsor and Newton watercolor paints, Micron pens, and mostly wet in wet technique. . Pigments used: 🎨Payne’s Grey 🎨Opera Rose 🎨Permanent Magenta 🎨Viridian Green 🎨Sap Green 🎨Cerulean Blue 🎨Raw Umber 🎨Burnt Umber . ——————————— . Hashtags . #lovelysnake #snakeandflowers #ontariowildlife #ontarionature #ontarioartist #endangeredspecies #animalart #animalartist #snakesofinstagram #coluber #coluberconstrictor #coluberconstrictorfoxii #blueracer #trilliums #trilliumflower #floralwatercolor #watercolorflower #watercoloranimal #watercolouranimals #watercolourandink #creativeillustration #animalillustration #ottawaartist #watercolourillustration #prettysnakes #reptilelove #snakelove #reptileart #snakeart

Watercolour 613
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2018-08-21 09:03:44

🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 _________________ Testing out Fabriano 5 Cold Press Fine Grain paper. Normally I use Arches, Bee Creative, or Strathmore 500 series paper. I’ve been curious to try Fabriano for some time now. It’s very responsive, holding colour nicely, but not drying too quickly to work with colours and blend. I’ve bought another Fabriano paper, rough grain, and will be testing it out soon too. Do you have a favourite paper? What is it? And why do you like it?

Watercolour 613
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2018-08-21 19:56:47

🎨✨🎨✨🎨✨🎨 BEGINNER LEVEL HUMMINGBIRD ————————— Learn to make this pretty little hummingbird at my upcoming event on August 24th at 7:30pm. Tickets available for $25 through Eventbrite, space is limited. All materials included, no drawing experience required. Wine and cheese will be served 🤗🍷🧀 ————————— Music from www.bensound.com ————————— @apt613 #apt613 @artengine