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Blue Reef – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting in blue and purple

Blue Reef - Intuitive abstract watercolour painting inspired by coral reefs in blue and purple by Kirsten Bailey
Blue Reef – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting inspired by coral reefs in blue and purple by Kirsten Bailey

 

I love painting in this intuitive style – it’s so calming and peaceful.  I started with just some shapes on the page and as I was painting, a theme began to emerge.  

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

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Subterranean 2 – Abstract watercolour painting in brown and gold earth tones inspired by layers of sedimentary rock and soil

'Subterranean 2' - Abstract watercolour painting inspired by sedimentary rock and soil layers by Kirsten Bailey
‘Subterranean 2’ – Abstract watercolour painting inspired by sedimentary rock and soil layers by Kirsten Bailey

 

“Subterranean 2” is an original abstract watercolour painting, inspired by layers of sedimentary rock and earth.  It is a larger version of a much smaller painting I did a few years ago The original painting is now SOLD – but you can find prints and products like the ones below at Redbubble.  Or, if you’re interested in something similar, please get in touch for a commission!

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Memories of Spring – intuitive abstract watercolour painting

Memories of spring - watercolour painting of gold and purple flowers by Kirsten Bailey
Memories of spring – watercolour painting of gold and purple flowers by Kirsten Bailey

 

The inspiration for this painting was a posy of wildflowers, picked in the spring and beginning to dry and wilt as spring moves in to summer.  Painted in shimmery gold paint, this painting is prettier in person than it is on the screen!

You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store.  Prints and other products like the ones below can be found at 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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Posy for Claire – Intuitive watercolour painting of wildflowers

I was painting something in browns and Earth tones when my 4-year-old daughter came in to watch me.  She just sighed at me and said “why don’t you paint something in pretty colours?” Apparently brown is not a pretty colour (I beg to differ).  I asked her what she thought “pretty” colours were, and she said pink, purple and orange.  So this is a “Posy for Claire” as it was inspired by her favourite colours.

Posy for Claire - Watercolour painting of wildflowers in pink, orange and purple
Posy for Claire by Kirsten Bailey

 

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

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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.