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Bright Breeze – Whimsical blue, green and pink wildflowers painted in watercolour on watercolour paper

Bright Breeze - Whimsical blue, green and pink wildflowers painted in watercolour on watercolour paper
Bright Breeze – Whimsical blue, green and pink wildflowers painted in watercolour on watercolour paper

 

It’s early Autumn here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it!  We are still having summer weather.  I love the feeling of a cool early morning breeze in early spring I get from this painting.  

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available at Redbubble.

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Autumn Tempus – Whimsical watercolour painting of trees changing colour in Autumn

Autumn Tempus - Whimsical watercolour painting of swirly autumn trees in red and greenn
Autumn Tempus – Whimsical watercolour painting of swirly autumn trees in red and green

 

In case you can’t already tell, I love painting trees!  I especially love painting trees in a whimsical, rather than true-to-life, way.  Sometimes this manifests as swirling branches:

At other times, the leaves themselves seem to swirl:

My newer paintings feature a variety of patterns in the foliage of the trees:

I love painting in lots of different ways – it means I never get bored.  Which style is your favourite?

You can purchase my original painting Autumn Tempus from my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available from Redbubble.

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Contemplation – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting on paper in turquoise, coral and yellow by Kirsten Bailey

Contemplation - intuitive abstract watercolour painting on paper in coral, yellow and turquoise by klbaileyart
Contemplation – intuitive abstract watercolour painting on paper in coral, yellow and turquoise by klbaileyart

I called this painting ‘contemplation’ because this style of painting is very meditative to me.  I never know what the finished painting is going to be like when I begin – I just go with the flow, and see where the paint takes me.  I love this combination of colours!

You can purchase this original painting in my Etsy store.  Prints and other products like the ones featured below are available on Redbubble.

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Fire and Ice – Two intuitive abstract watercolour paintings on paper in red and blue by Kirsten Bailey

Fire and water - original intuitive abstract watercolour painting in red and blue by klbaileyart
Fire and water – original intuitive abstract watercolour painting in red and blue by klbaileyart
Frost and fire - original intuitive abstract painting in red and blue by KLBaileyart
Frost and fire – original intuitive abstract painting in red and blue by KLBaileyart

 

You can purchase these original paintings from my Etsy store.  You can find prints and other products like the ones below on Redbubble.

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Above and below – intuitive abstract original watercolour painting in purple and turquoise

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store.  Prints and other products are available in my Redbubble store.

 

Above and below - intuitive abstract watercolour painting in purple and turquoise by Kirsten Bailey
Above and below – intuitive abstract watercolour painting in purple and turquoise by Kirsten Bailey
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You could be fire – Original abstract intuitive watercolour painting

You could be fire - original abstract intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
You could be fire – original abstract intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

 
You can purchase this original piece in my Etsy store, or get prints and other products like the ones below from Redbubble.

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Windrunner – an intuitive abstract watercolour

Lately I’ve been playing with an intuitive art style, where I just start out with shapes on the page and see where they take me.  I don’t start with any kind of plan except perhaps some idea about the colours I’m going to use, and I just start painting.  As I paint, the image evolves and changes.

While I was painting this one, I was listening to the the audiobook of Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, part of the Stormlight Archive series.  (I’m trying to re-read all the books before the newest one comes out next month!) So, when I was trying to think of a title for this piece (something I always have trouble with), I decided to name it “windrunner”, inspired by my favourite sad bridgeman.

Windrunner - intuitive abstract watercolour painting in blue and green by Kirsten Bailey
Windrunner – intuitive abstract watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

 

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store, and get prints and other products like home decor, clothing and accessories from Redbubble.

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Night Fire

You can purchase this original painting in my Etsy store, or purchase prints and products featuring this work in my Redbubble store. 

Night fire - Five orange and red swirly trees on a starry night sky background - Original art by Kirsten Bailey
Night fire – Original art by Kirsten Bailey

 

Products from Redbubble featuring Night Fire painting by Kirsten Bailey
Products available from Redbubble

 

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A Vibrant Garden

This piece was a bit of experiment.  I’ve played before with intuitive art, and I really enjoy it – it is so relaxing.  I love just putting the paint on the paper and seeing where it takes me.  The biggest problem I have with this art style is knowing when to stop!  I tend to get carried away adding more and more details.

Vibrant garden - bright intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
Vibrant garden – bright intuitive watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I thought of this piece when I first finished it, but it is growing on me (ha!).

I uploaded this to My Redbubble store and I love the way it looks on some of the products they offer, especially the home d├ęcor items.  I’m tempted to get myself an apron!

Redbubble products with vibrant garden pattern Backpack in Vibrant garden pattern from Redbubble Coasters in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Duffle bag in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Floor cushion in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble Sleeveless top in Vibrant Garden pattern from Redbubble

 

You can purchase the original painting from my Etsy store, and get prints and other products like the ones below from Redbubble.

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Rainbow on a purple sky

7 trees in rainbow colours on a purple starry sky background
Rainbow on a purple sky – Original watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

 

I love my swirly rainbow trees!  In this version, I used a purple and magenta starry night sky as a background for the vibrant rainbow coloured trees.

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store, or purchase prints and products such as apparel, stationery and home decor from my Redbubble store.

Cushion and tote bag featuring "Rainbow on a purple sky"
Products available from my Redbubble store.

Floor pillow printed with "rainbow on a purple sky"