Saturday, July 15, 2017

Celebrating World Watercolor Month

Celebrating World Watercolor Month

July is World Watercolor Month! An artist such as myself takes note of this day. Watercolor is one of the most ancient forms of art. In honor of this important art date, I set up the easel and took out my watercolor paints to give it a go.

Just for the halibut I decided to put my skills to the test and try some different watercolor styles. Some left me cold. It's amazing what different programs' definition of watercolor is The one I like the best is the Photoshop action but you be the judge.

Celebrating World Watercolor Month
1. Lunapic

Celebrating World Watercolor Month
2. TW forgot to write down which one this was. #senile

Celebrating World Watercolor Month
3. Photoshop watercolor filter

Celebrating World Watercolor Month
4. Photoshop action

You can biggify all the art for a closer look at my brush strokes and my strokes of genius. We don't have any classic art in the condo so I wouldn't know; but which do you think is closest to a real watercolor?

If you liked my art—or even if you didn't—you can see more feline and pet art by checking out Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for all the creative links to the Caturday Art Blog Hop.

25 comments:

The Indulged Furries said...

I'd say #4 Photoshop Action is closest to watercolor with the slightly blurry edges.
You look a bit surprised in #2.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I like #2 quite a bit... too bad TW can't remember where it came from.

Marie Symeou said...

We love watercolour and those are amazing!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are in love with the last one, CK. It looks like a lovely watercolor to us. And we had no idea it was World Watercolor Month, so thank you for sharing your never-ending knowledge with us yet again, CK!

meowmeowmans said...

These are brilliant, CK! You are a true artiste!

Roby Sweet said...

I like #2 and #4. I think #2 looks closest to a real watercolor. Of course, you look marvelous in anything!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

They all look good because you are a great model. The last one is my favourite.

Caren Gittleman said...

I like the last two the best! catchatwithcarenandcody

Kitties Blue said...

We love the Photoshop Action. The colors are gorgeous! If all the editing programs were the same, we would have so many fewer choices of fun things to do. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Anonymous said...

Well CK, mommy doesn't use watercolor and we have no fancy paintins' either. But we think all your art is just pawsum. It's stunnin', just like you. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Wow there sure is a variance, isn't there? I like the first one the best too.

Brian said...

You look stunning in each of those CK!

Tamago said...

There seem to be many different styles for watercolor! But all your art works look great. I especially love #3!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I had no idea it was watercolor month. All of your work is spectacular. Your eyes are especially stunning in the one titled #senile. :) XO

Jean Neilson said...

Good grief girl, you are so modest. You are not only a genius but artistic as hell-o....just like me. No meowing please, tis the truth!

Shoko

The Island Cats said...

We love how you can work in so many art mediums, CK. Great work this week.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

both #2 and Photoshop action get our votes!

Nellie Kowalik said...

Photoshop and Photoshop Action win hands down! Gotta LIVE good old PS!
And CK you look marvelous in all of them -- including #senile.
Love Barb

modern nomad said...

Those are all amazing!
Have a super Sunday...

Noodle and crew

Crafty Garden Gal (find me at PlayingInCatnip.com or HomeGardenDiggers.com) said...

I love the watercolor. You are a very talented kitty.
Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

The Swiss Cats said...

Nice art ! The Lunapic effect is our favorite. Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

#4 is the one I think looks most like a real watercolor! Gorgeous!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Love the art, CK! Watercolor is so hard to do, but you do it well!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We hope TW feels better soon so we can see more of you ASAP, CK. I agree the Photoshop ones are the best ... though it's hard to improve on stunning, isn't it?

The Florida Furkids said...

Very nice!!

Sorry we are so late with this but thank you for your comforting words on the loss of our sweet Ellie. We are heartbroken.

The Florida Furkids