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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"

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Cascading – Original turquoise and yellow watercolour tree painting

Cascading - painting of turquoise and yellow trees in a whimsical style
Cascading – a garden of yellow and turquoise trees in watercolour by Kirsten Bailey

 

I really had fun creating this piece!  I let the water and paint flow down the page, creating a background that grew organically, and then added my details later.  

The original painting was sold via my Etsy store – You can purchase prints and products of this work via Redbubble.

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Nightfall in the garden

Watercolour painting of colourful trees by Kirsten Bailey
“Nightfall in the Garden” – Original watercolour painting of colourful trees on a starry night by Kirsten Bailey

 

A starry night falls in a colourful garden of trees.

This original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy store. Prints and other products available via Redbubble.

Art print of Nightfall in the Garden by Kirsten Bailey displayed in the home.
You can order prints like this as well as other products such as home decor and apparel through my Redbubble page.
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Forest Flags

Bright green and pink trees watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
“Forest Flags” – green and pink watercolour painting of trees by Kirsten Bailey

 

I really struggle with coming up with names for my art pieces, which I’ve talked about before.

For this whimsical painting of brightly coloured trees, the title ‘Forest Flags’ was inspired by the following quotation:

“The forests are the flags of nature.   They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings.  Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten.  It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world.”
–   Enos A. Mills  

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Riotous – Rainbow trees watercolour painting

Bright rainbow coloured trees watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey
Riotous – Rainbow watercolour trees by Kirsten Bailey

I love painting with lots of colour, and this painting is definitely no exception!  Painted on 8″ x 10″ high-quality watercolour paper, this original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy store.

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How to title artwork

Night Colour - original watercolour painting of swirly rainbow trees by KL Bailey Art

How do you give a title to your artwork?  This is something I often have difficulty with. I recently finished a painting I’m struggling to find a title for.

I feel like the title should help the viewer to understand the meaning and inspiration behind the work.  But I want the title to be interesting and in some cases, a little mysterious – especially in my abstract work – I want the viewer to have the chance to make up their own mind.

Sometimes, a title comes to me immediately – often this is the case for the simple images – a group of colourful trees on a night sky background becomes ‘night colour’, or an image of a baby bird taking its first flight becomes ‘brave‘.

Night Colour - original watercolour painting of swirly rainbow trees by KL Bailey Art
“Night Colour”

 

"Brave" - original watercolor painting by Kirsten Bailey
“Brave”

For other paintings, I have more trouble thinking of a title.  Sometimes I’m inspired by quotes or poetry – My painting “Hope is the thing with feathers” is inspired by a poem by Emily Dickinson.

Hope is the thing with feathers - original watercolour painting of a bird in a swirly tree by KL Bailey Art
“Hope is the thing with feathers”

The title of my painting ‘Beautiful Mysterious’, of a star filled galaxy, was inspired by a quote by Albert Einstein:

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.”

"Beautiful Mysterious" - original watercolour purple galaxy painting by KL Bailey Art
“Beautiful Mysterious” – original watercolour purple galaxy painting by KL Bailey Art

Fellow artists: How do you come up with titles for your work?  Is it something you struggle with, or does it come easily?