Day 14: Damsel Fly in Watercolour

Damsel Fly in watercolour (15 x 10cm)
Damsel Fly (watercolour 15 x 10cm)

Yesterday, I had no thoughts of painting a damsel fly in watercolour. There are times when I have no idea where the inspiration for the day’s painting will strike.

Why paint a damsel fly in watercolour?

I’ve been working through an 0nline course on watercolour glazing which was a offered in to early birds in return for a review. (I’ve not written my review yet because I’ve not gone through the whole course.)

I already know a lot of what’s been covered so far, but there are some great exercises on mark-making with different brushes. I watched the session on round brushes yesterday in which one little demo was of a damsel fly with wings spread. That’s when I thought I would try the exercise, but with the damsel fly in a different position. This is a common blue damsel fly, and the painting is going to Running With Brushes. It’s also my Day 14 painting for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.

And strangely enough, my inspiration to paint a damsel fly led me on to an idea for a series I’ll start posting tomorrow.




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