Wonderful Watercolors

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

As a Florida girl I really shouldn't be complaining about the heat in Virginia - but lately it has been HOT!  Between the warm weather and June being just a day away it's really starting to feel like summer...and for some reason this has me completely inspired by watercolors.  Not the dreamy pastels, but bright, beautiful hues in designs that stand out and demand attention.  I think the bright colors combined with the light, airy feeling of watercolors (which is totally what you need to combat the sweltering summer heat) make these perfect inspirations for this time of year.

{1} via Matchbook Magazine's Art board on Pinterest {2} Devon Baer Designs Watercolor Necklace {3} Peter Pilotto Aks Dress {4} Bluebellgray Modernity Pillow {5} Jenny Bevlin Watercolor Flower Phone Case {6} ALDO Dhruva Wallet {7} Shirley Trevena Pink Flowers on the Terrace {8} Tibi Stained Glass Garden Dress {9} JumpingJackDesgins Note Cards {10} Bluebellgray Paint Pillow

It could also be that I'm taking a painting class in acrylics right now (which I LOVE) and it's making me take notice of anything painted around me.  I would love to learn how to paint with watercolor (beyond the watercolor paintings of my elementary school days).  I've worked with gouache (opaque watercolor) before, but only in design class so I have no idea how to get those beautiful watercolor strokes.

Love these Kate Spade watercolor design plates!

via Bloomingdales and Nordstrom

Do any of y'all paint with watercolors (or just love them right now like me)?


  1. I saw those wallpapered walls and they're divine! Love all of your picks! :)

  2. I purchased the Kate Spade 'Cocktails, anyone' plates and serving platter a few weeks ago and am completely smitten!!

  3. I might head into Aldo tomorrow and swoop up that wallet. Very cute!

  4. Love all the watercolors! Great post! I actually just got a shirt from J.Crew Factory in a water color design and love it! :)

  5. What an amazing idea! I love your selection, it´s so refreshing in this heat!
    Your blog is really amazing! I´m following you :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)



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