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Watercolors: Hillside Villas

Hillside Villas

I’m in the mood to warm up a bit on some watercolor painting today, since my husband (who does not read my blog) will be busy watching the NASCAR races today. I can watch them too, and paint as well..talented aren’t I. lol. just kidding.

This watercolor painting reminds me of a memory of some Villas in an area by a man-made lake in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Watercolors on 140 lbs cold-press watercolor paper.

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  1. It’s lovely work Deb
    The blue leaves of the tree
    contrast beautifully in this lovely peaceful landscape.

    I hope you’re having a good weekend Deb

    Gary xox

    • Thank you, Gary, as you may know that was about the last thing I added to the painting and thought blue would be nice touch. Thank you for commenting.

      Oh, I hope you are having a nice weekend too, Gary.
      Deb xx

  2. Looks good hun – you have a good eye!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


  3. A wonderfully rendered scene, Ms. A!
    You are very talented indeed! I have never been able to control watercolor (which makes this all the more impressive to me)! Very nicely done!

    • But that’s the beauty of it, you don’t have to control it…just let the water go where it wants. You would be surprised the beautiful things you can create by not trying to control it…I know, I should practice what I preach. But I do have a few in my watercolor collection that are loose and flowing freely.

      Thanks for the comment, Bob!

      Deb xx

  4. Lovely painting. It looks such a nice day there I could almost dive into the lake for a swim

    • It’s a better looking day in that painting than it is around here. It’s still putting in down out here. Enough already…

      It does look like a nice place to go swimming. Let go!…lol
      Thank Tony,

      Deb xx

  5. It’s amazing what a little NASCAR can inspire. Out of all that noise, comes a nice pastoral scene. The foreground bush gives it a nice depth.

    • I just drown it out, but I have to look up from my work to see a good wreck. lol..the best part of racing.
      Someone must have been with me when I put that it. Don’t know what made me use that color but everyone seems to like it…so far.

      Thanks for commenting, Binky!
      Deb xx

  6. How lovely, the color is gorgeous…would love to spend holiday there and swim in the lake…tho mommy would never let us swim there for sure.

    • That is because the does not want anything to happen to you. You need to play in safe places. But there is always your dream.

      I’m glad you like the colors, Kroten!

      Aunt Debbie xx

  7. Nice work with the watercolor. I enjoy working in this medium, but my colors come out too washed out for my preferences. You have good control, Deb.

  8. Wow! I like how the villa is a little bit on the castle side. What’s better is how when you get to the end of the painting you see these blue leaves at the bottom. Those turned out to be my favorite part.

    • It’s like I said, “everyone likes the blue leaves,” Some of the villas were a hand second or third floors, I guess that’s why it has a castle look to it.

      Thanks, Curtis,
      Deb xx

  9. Androgoth

     /  September 19, 2011

    Yes you are talented, but we would be even more impressed if you were Painting, Watching NASCAR, Hoovering, Washing Up, Dusting and of course making us all a nice Cup of Coffee 🙂 Just kidding but don’t forget the biscuit barrel witll you 😉 lol

    I really like your watercolour Deb
    and yes it is a nice warm painting 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

    • Ah Ando, haha, you are such a dreamer to think I would even do all those things even if I could. No serving!…lol

      I’m glad you like it, Andro. Thank you for commenting!

      Deb xx

  10. Lovely… Feels like a holiday just looking at it. It brought me a moment of calm relaxation on a busy Monday!

    • cursi, forgive me. I just saw this lovely comment you left me.
      It was a holiday. For me to be in Scottsdale, that would be holiday. And yes, the scene as I recall it was quite relaxing.
      Glad you like it, and thank you for commenting, cursi!

      Deb xx

  11. Very spacious and beautiful, Debbie. I like all that light on the water in the forground. It takes me right into the painting and enhances the depth tenfold!

    • Oh yes, as you know there is a lot of space in Arizona, well…in the nice areas that is to say.
      Glad you like it, Leslie, and thanks for coming in to comment!

      Deb xx

  12. I love the colors and the way you have placed the tree in the for-ground.

    • Thank you, Hjortur, everyone seems to like that tree in front….I’m glad I put it there.
      Thanks for coming in to comment, Hjortur!

      Deb xx


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