Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant Watercolors.

Catching up on the Weekly Photo Challenge, I found this week’s keyword to be “vibrant“. After the initial emptiness in your head you experience when you’re prompted for a quick idea, it only took me a few seconds to come up with my contribution to this photography project.

Some 2 or 3 years ago, I bought a set of watercolors. And because I am a person who is always scared of wasting things, I have barely used it yet. I love crafts, painting and everything creative, but I always feel like I’m not good enough at it. So when it comes to actually using up some of my art supplies stash, I’m always a bit hesitant. I know this attitude is a bit contradictive; as long as I don’t practice, I won’t become better, so I will continue to feel like I might be wasting something.

So this week, I decided to get out my watercolors again and play around with them. Every time I actually do, I find that experimenting with different techniques is so rewarding and relaxing! I still can’t say that I’ve gotten better at painting with them… Most of my attempts still end in blobs of blended colors. (Too much water, not enough color? I don’t know…) Nevertheless, I really do enjoy playing around with watercolors. And maybe, if I keep practicing, I will get better eventually.

One of the things I painted this week, and the one which I think turned out the best, is this lovely crystal cluster, inspired by this youtube tutorial.

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Pretty crystal cluster painted with watercolors.

Hope this will brighten up your day, no matter if it is winter or summer where you life. I mean, who doesn’t like pretty colors and crystals?

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant Watercolors.

  1. Nice work! A bit too gentle for the “vibrant” topic, but still beautiful) gouache or acrylic paint would have done the trick, I guess – especially gouache, I love it) *because you can paint all over the mistake you’ve made and noone will notice! :P*

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