Watercolor Video – Filling a Plain Background

A small watercolor painting by Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. Watch her video of painting this and how she fills the plain background!

Painting with a wet brush on a wet background is a traditional and proven way to start a watercolor painting. But what then? Representational or abstract? Watch the video!

Fill a Plain Background with Watercolors – Watch the video!

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16 Responses to Watercolor Video – Filling a Plain Background

  1. Rae Lynn says:

    Fascinating to watch and so satisfying! Beautiful result.

  2. Mary W says:

    A Birthday Party in the Countryside. I see a banner strung between trees, flowers blooming under the tree and party tables set up for the guest of honor. The tables are dressed in delightful purple covers and excitement is in the air. The colors tell me it’s a very happy, warm summer day. What a delightful party is going on in my laptop while I drink my coffee and share in the happy moments. Thank you Paivi for a few beautiful moments without the horrors of the news that sink back inside me. I really needed your watercolor today. Bless you!

  3. Nancy Kvorka says:

    Beautiful, thanks Paivi

  4. Karyl Howard says:

    The words about art really spoke to me, in addition to the painting! Thank you!

  5. Mairim Garrett says:

    Beautiful to watch you paint Paivi! Your enthusiasm, joy and love for Art is so free flowing. Thank you for sharing.

    • Päivi says:

      Thank you, Mairim! Enthusiasm, freedom, and flow are exactly the words that inspire me so I am happy if it shows in my expression!

  6. Florenel says:

    A big surprise how a concrete picture can change into such a wonderful abstract painting!

  7. Julie says:

    This video makes me extra happy to be in your watercolor class!

  8. gloria says:

    An insperational video — love your work