Ashburn Snow

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This is a mixed media painting. Snow day was created using black ink and watercolor washes. It will make a great post card for Christmas. It was painted on Arches 300 lbs cold press watercolor paper, 9×12 in size, and Lukas watercolors.  The interesting part about this painting is that it was created from a photo taken while driving very slow thru my neighborhood.
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Lili

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This is a portrait of a young lady. Her name is Lili. I created this portrait using mixed media. I used black ink with a brush and added watercolor washes on top of the black ink. I love the soft effect on the hair and the missing details in the painting. It was created using Arches watercolor paper 300 lbs, 9×11 in size and Lukas watercolors.

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Boardwalk Park

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On a trip to South Carolina late evening at the boardwalk park. I painted the big wheel with the lights and people around it. Created in Arches watercolor 300 lbs paper, and lukas watercolors. The size is 9×12 in.
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Wine Country

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Created this landscape when visiting Leesburg, VA wine country. It is very lovely out there. The house  and the trees in the background were done using wet into dry. The lake was build wet on wet. I used Strathmore watercolor 140 lbs paper and lukas watercolors. The size is 9×12 inches.

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Garden Tomatoes

 

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This summer has been very wet for some of us. In my case we are getting around 2 pounds of tomatoes per week, including green peppers. I created this painting using wet on wet technique with very heavy color coats. Also, I used masking tape to protect some of the white areas for highlights. The painting was created on Fabriano cold press watercolor paper 140 lbs, lukas colors and 9×12 size.
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Wild Flowers

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This flowers were painted using wild color strokes and strong background colors. In that moment I was looking at my wife garden. The painting is 9×12 in size, Lukas watercolors and Arches cold press 300 lb watercolor paper.

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Wife selfie

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I think the painting explain itself. Painted in Strathmore watercolor paper cold 140 lb, Soho watercolors , and the size of the painting is 11×15 in. I have entered this painting on this weeks DPW Challenge.

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Little Angel

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Little Angel is my grand nephew. I painted his portrait using a wet on wet technique adding layers of colors one on top of another.  As you can see some hard edges and a few blues were used to bring the subject to the front. This painting is 9×12 in size, Arches cold press watercolor paper and lukas watercolor paints.

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Welcome to my Blog

Artist Self Portrait

My name is Juan Velasquez and I love to paint in Watercolors.  On Aug 8th, 2015,  I decided to start my new daily painting blog by posting my self portrait. The painting was created using Arches watercolor paper 300 lb. cold press, Lukas watercolors, and the size of the painting is 9×12 inch. My goal is to create one small paint almost everyday and posted here. Most of my paintings will be available for bid on the daily paintwork gallery. Please feel free to leave comments. I would try to share as much as I can on this blog on how every paint is created.

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