Watercolor Painting And Nature Make A Great Pairing

Watercolor Painting On The Go

Watercolor painting is a fantastic way to get a masterpiece result without a ton of training or practice. The Chroma Blends Travel Watercolor Palette is a portable solution to painting on the go. We recently took our eighth grade Girl Scout troop to Santa Fe, New Mexico where there are lots and lots of artist studios. Our day was spent in the Canyon Road area and we were blown away by the talented artists and their works.  A sculpture garden where we had time to get out our travel watercolor palettes and paint was perfect for us. The girls used the inspiration from their day and the beauty of the gardens to get started.

Closeup of Chroma Blends Watercolor Travel Palette on grass

The travel palette is fantastic because it includes beautiful colors and water brushes. Water brushes have barrels that can be filled with water so you don’t have to take a cup of water with you. Also the brushes feature 2 different brush tips, rounded and flat; lending themselves to creating different textures & strokes. And the lid of the watercolors kit doubles as your palette for mixing colors. The Chroma Blends Watercolor Paper is so thick and wonderful that one sheet works like a canvas!

Chroma Blends Watercolor Travel Palette on grass

We had a memorable day all around but the girls said that painting in the garden was the highlight.  The photos of the girls artwork speaks for themselves.

Girl painting with water brushes with the Chroma Blends Watercolor Travel Palette

Girl painting with water outside with the Chroma Blends Watercolor Travel Palette

Watercolors Are A Good Way to Start Painting

Watercolor paints are good for beginning artists because the colors are vivid and they blend easily. If you are feeling a bit unsure before putting paint to paper, you can draw your vision lightly with a drawing pencil that has soft lead. We all felt successful and were excited to share masterpieces and the stories about what inspired each of us to paint what we did in the garden.  The completed works went home with the girls and several were framed by proud parents.

Watercolor painting with a creek in the background

The girls were so proud of their paintings.

 

Girls showing their watercolor paintings made with Chroma Blends watercolors

A few of the girls have tips to share about watercolor painting.

  1. Have a form of inspiration before starting.
  2. Paint in a peaceful place. If it loud or disruptive, wear headphones with calm music.
  3. Do your own thing. Your painting will be a reflection of your own self.
  4. Use the colors you love most and don’t be afraid to mix them.

Outdoor watercoloring made with OOLY Chroma Blends paints

Girl holding up her watercolor painting of yellow flowers

Watercolor painting is a great way to relax and express oneself. It is perfect for creating masterpieces both at home and on the go!

Laura Kelly is a doodle artist and a visionary.  She spends her time creating art and fun with her family and her Girl Scout troop.  You can follow her blog at Me and My INKlings and find her on social media platforms @laurakellydesigns !