Mother and Baby – Watercolour and Gouache


Watercolour, gouache and a touch of pencil on a 2.5” x 3.5”, 300gsm watercolour card.

Day 15 of the World Watercolour Month challenge.

This tiny painting took so long! Occasionally I used a magnifying glass, particularly on the mother’s face. However, when I thought I was finished and took a photo, this further magnified the brushstrokes, and then I could see where I had to make more changes – and so on it went…. A fastidious but fun time!

It’s surprising how details are so amplified in the photo of such a small painting – the blue under the eyes looks a lot gentler than this in real life!

I really enjoy working this small; and plan to do more.

Thanks for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Mother and Baby – Watercolour and Gouache

  1. I’m so happy to tune into your beautiful blog in front of friends here in, hold on, Cape Town, SA! These friends have only seen my iPad work; now, they’re being treated to your delightful work, much more than iPad artwork, I know, and I get to witness that through their eyes while on vacation.

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    1. Wow, you’re a long way from home! Flattered that you have shown your friends my work – thank you Paul. Well, I reckon many of the skills used in iPad art are on par with those used whilst – love that old fashioned word – working in other art media. Looking forward to seeing more of your skilful work soon!
      I’m enjoying this watercolour challenge, though there are moments when I miss that “go back button”. 🙂 When I get time I’ll be back to some iPad art as well. As I like to say, spoilt for choices, and thankful.
      Enjoy your holiday, or “vacation” as you American folks call it. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely time with your friends. All the best, Janette

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