Besides commissioned illustrations and paintings, I also enjoy doing my own projects. This waterfall is one of those own projects. This waterfall painting is made at A2 size and I created it with watercolour paints on cold pressed watercolour paper.
The idea was to make my own creation of a landscape. I used some reference photos for the landscape and added all sorts of things to it myself, such as wildlife and a gag in the form of a kayak coming down the waterfall.
I attached the watercolour paper to the dining table with a glass top. I started with a freehand sketch, using reference photos of a waterfall. I then added additional elements to the sketch, for example the deer and mountain goat.
I then applied the first layers of paint. I first worked out the cliffs and the waterfall. By adding darker and lighter highlights, the cliffs really seem to stand out. Then I continued with the wildlife.
You can see the final result of the waterfall below. I am very pleased with the result. The painting has a lot of colour and depth. You have the idea of taking a peek into a hidden world. The kayak is a playful addition.
The waterfall was immediately sold to an interested party. On request, the painting was framed in a classic brown frame with museum glass and with a beige passe-partout. The colour of the passe-partout is reflected in the painting.
Do you like the waterfall? I have had A2 posters printed of the painting on high-quality paper. These are available in the shop.
Of course, it is also possible to commission an A2 painting or any other size. Contact me for the possibilities.
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