From dreamy woodland forests to breathtaking startlit galaxies, looking at Jennifer Taylor's artworks make us feel like we've entered a magical universe. Her paintings never fail to evoke a sense of wonder and enchantment which makes scrolling through her feed a real thrill and a great source of inspiration.
We're big fans of her work here at Craftamo, and we're very delighted to have her on our blog today to teach us how to create this stunning watercolor meadow painting! Read on to learn more about this immensely talented artist and follow her step-by-step tutorial below!
My name is Jennifer Taylor of IG @jennifertaylorart, I have created art my whole life, my earliest memory is painting at an easel in nursery. I love the Craftamo Water Edition brushes and have used them over and over for my watercolor pieces. Painting with watercolors is my most favorite way to paint. The spontaneity of the paint just gets me everytime, watching it glide and flow, and take on a life of its own is something so special.
In the video you can see how I create my pieces. I love to paint from my imagination and let the piece come to life as I go. Creating in this way, I feel, gives my artwork an otherworldly ethereal feel. I hope you enjoy the video and the step by step process I use for creating my artwork. It was wonderful to paint this piece for you. Thanks, Craftamo!
HOW TO CREATE A STARLIT MEADOW PAINTING USING WATERCOLORS:
Use masking tape to fix the paper to the table. You can also use artist's tape, but I just used masking tape.
For the background, I allow the paint move around by employing the wet on wet technique. Using Craftamo's large filbert brush, I layer the paint colors onto wet paper to create a cloudy night sky. The foreground underpainting is also added at the bottom.
Let the paint dry before painting the foreground. You can use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
With a small round brush, tap green paint onto the bottom of the painting to create the grassy part of the meadow.
Add tiny flecks of stars to the sky by dipping white paint onto a toothbrush and sprinkling the paint onto the top half of the painting. Grab a round brush to paint larger stars onto the background.
Using black paint, create the silhouette of the tree including it's leaves and branches.
Create more dimension by painting in light and dark green tones for the leaves.
Add a mix of colors to the foreground to create the flowers.
And you're done! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial.
CHECK OUT THE FINISHED PIECE BELOW:
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