Thursday, 18 July 2019

Blue Angel Gouache painting with pearlescent watercolors on instagram

Check out more pearlescent and shimmer handmade watercolour artwork on my Instagram account here:




Thanks for visiting!




Handmade Pearlescent watercolor paints

Handmade Pearlescent watercolor paints

Adding these to my paintings really helped to liven them up. They add a subtle shimmer and make the images stand out. I love using these on my watercolours.





This floral painting (above) is made with regular watercolours except for the yellow. I added some gold to my Hansa Yellow Light watercolour paint and what a difference did it make! The painting softly glows and has such an appeal. Don't you think?

Here's another one. The blue Angel:



On this Blue Angel II painting I used blue and lavender shimmer watercolors on the hair and shimmer pinks and peaches in the face of the character. Some Gold was used on the wings. Love the effect!



Here are some handmade watercolor sets with shimmery pigments, available via my website or Etsy shop:


Thanks! Until the next time. xoxo, Elena



Earth Sea Handmade watercolor paints set by Elena Art Pages

Earth Sea Handmade watercolor paints set by Elena Art Pages


This is a fun set of handmade Artist quality watercolour paints. 

9 full pans. 

Tin size: 4 inches x 3.75 inches, height: 0.75 inch. Metal tin.

The colours are:

1-YELLOW OCHER
2-BEIGE COPPER (SHIMMER PIGMENT)
3-BURNT SIENNA
4-INDIAN RED
5-CASCADE GREEN (shimmer)
6-SPRING GREEN
7-COBALT TURQUOISE LIGHT
8-SCARAB BLUE (beautiful blue black with iridescent shimmer)
9-RAW UMBER

I use no fillers, just pure pigment and binder. Some colors may contain honey and are a bit more "liquid". I use pure Canadian honey.
Some cracking of the paints is natural (it doesn't affect the quality of the paints). 

Available on Etsy:


Thank you!

Elena

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Painting Poppies with Elena's handmade Metallic watercolours

POPPIES - painted with my own handmade metallic watercolours:





This palette, SHIMMER FLORAL, is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/680496118/watercolor-handmade-watercolour-paint?ref=shop_home_active_18

Thanks for viewing. If you have any custom requests for your watercolours, please write me an email, and I can make one for you (hopefully I have the colours in stock!:)


Elena Handmade Metallic Watercolors Flower painting on black paper


I love adding metallics to my paintings, they add such life! But this time I am having fun painting flowers on Black paper. I am using a small sketchbook with black paper by Stillman & Birn, Nova Series, size 5 x 3 inches. I tis super cute and the paper is lovely. I have to mention that the paper almost did not buckled, although I used plenty of water. I am very impressed with quality. Anyway, here's the description of the actual palette I used. 

Handmade watercolors 8 color set, BEAUTIFUL SHIMMER PALETTE

Hand made by myself, Elena at JournalArtPages.com.

All of these paints are handmade with artist pigment. All metallic shimmery pigments, some are iridescent. The photos were taken during the day, so some if the glow is difficult to capture.

12 half pans

Tin size: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inch x 6 cm (2.5 inch) x 2 cm (0.8 inch). Tin as shown.

The colours are:

1-IRIDESCENT SHADOW PURPLE with duo blue mica
2-BLUE BREEZE
3-ICY BLUE
4-TURQUOISE Shimmer
5-WARM BROWN SHIMMER
6-IRIDESCENT LAVENDER (beautiful soft duo shimmer pigment)
7-MAGENTA iridescent
8-GOLD GREEN
9-PEARL PINK
10-SCARAB RED (gorgeous iridescent warm red with duotone glow)
11-IRIDESCENT ICE PINK
12-SHADOW SHIMMER (dark gray sort of GRAPHITE shimmer color)

Thanks for viewing. If you have any custom requests for your watercolours, please write me an email, and I can make one for you (hopefully I have the colours in stock!:)








If you are interested in checking it out, there the link to my Etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/709264261/watercolour-handmade-paint-set-in-a?ref=shop_home_active_1




Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Skin tone palette handmade watercolor paint set by Elena at JournalArtPages.com

I know we want to mix our own skin tone. But, honestly, sometimes, I REALLY prefer to use something that will get me started, especially when I want to stay consistent with the colour in my illustrations.

SKIN TONE PALETTE (MINI)




I came up with this mini palette of 6 colours that I use the most, when painting my characters. 

The colours are:

TITAN BUFF
FLESH
GOLDEN YELLOW
SUNSHINE YELLOW
ROSEBERRY
SIENNA

Handmade watercolours in a travel mini tin. All of these paints are handmade with artist pigment. 

6 half pans. 


LARGE SKIN TONE PALETTE


And, of course, if you do like to mix an absolute huge variety of skin tones, we can go a bit back to the basics and (gosh forbid we forget how to mix), I made an extended version of this palette. I find that this combinations of pigments will give you A LOT OF CHOICES, lol.

TITAN BUFF
FLESH
GOLDEN YELLOW
LIGHT YELLOW
PINK
SIENNA
ALIZARIN RED
WARM BLUE
UMBER BROWN



Well, if you had a chance to try these colors and used them for your SKIN TONE palette, I would love to hear from you.


Monday, 26 November 2018

Blue Angel gouache painting whimsical illustration

Blue aAngel

whimsical illustration in gouache

I love to use opaque watercolors and gouache, especially when I paint my whimsical characters with layering colors. It is so much fun, because gouache creates such wonderful smooth finish and the painting is so velvety to the touch. It is nice to work with good quality paints as well.


BLUE ANGEL