Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Taking the Watercolour Mosaics out of the Sketchbook

One of my favorite things to paint are watercolour mosaics. I ususally do them in my Fodder Book, which is an A4 size Moleskine watercolour book.

But since one of my goals for the coming year is to produce more art outside of the sketchbook(s) I have tried some on loose sheets of watercolour paper. I also added some penwork to them in black and white paintmarkers.

Here are my first two tries:

They measure 24x30 cm (approximately 10x12 inches). I like how the penwork looks like stitchwork. I would love to see this done in felt for instance as a sort of patchwork textile artwork. I wonder if I can muster up the patience to do that myself... ;-)

Still, I would like to get a bit more brave with my penwork too and do more doodling on top of the shapes. I think it would make the whole work more interesting, like some of my doodle drawings.

As it is though it's both very calming to do and very calming to look at. So that might actually be a good thing too and a reason to keep some of these 'clean and simple'.

I am hoping to develop my watercolour mosaics further in the coming year and can't wait to see what comes out of that!

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day.


  1. Your watercolor mosaics look fantastic.

  2. Dat klinkt niet alleen veelbelovend maar ziet er ook zo uit . Succes !

  3. Dit zou zeker mooi zijn in vilt of stof met lekker grote rijgsteken in een dikke draad. Ik zie het mezelf zo maken . . . als ik de tijd kon vinden :-)

    1. Het is wel grappig dat ik ook veel van wat ik schilder zo voor me kan zien in vilt, stof en gekleurd garen. Het liefst als journalomslag. Wie weet komt het er ooit van. :-)

  4. I love your watercolor mosaics!! They're always so colorful and you have a great eye for color combinations. You must have a steady hand too making all those stitches. Kristen

    1. Thanks so much Kristen. I've been drawing what I call dashed lines for years, they are one of the things I always seem to return to.


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