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Plumage – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting of feathers and leaves in purple and turquoise

Plumage - Intuitive abstract watercolour painting of feathers and leaves in purple and turquoise
Plumage – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting of feathers and leaves in purple and turquoise

 

“Plumage” – another in my series of intuitive paintings.  I didn’t intend for this to look like feathers from the outset, but that’s what it ended up looking like to me!  That’s one of the things I love about this painting style.  I love just exploring the paint and seeing where it takes me.  It’s especially fun in watercolours, because they really have a mind of their own sometimes.

This original painting is in A4 size, which makes it easy to purchase frames for.  It is available for purchase from my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available from Redbubble.  

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Introspection – Intuitive abstract watercolour painting on paper in pink, coral, turquoise and gold

Introspection - intuitive art watercolour painting in pink, coral, turquoise and gold
Introspection – intuitive art watercolour painting in pink, coral, turquoise and gold

 

This painting is part of my intuitive art series.  What is intuitive art?  I’m sure it means different things to different people, but for me, it’s about letting go as I paint – using painting as a form of meditation.  Seeing where the brush takes me without having a plan in mind at the beginning.  It’s really relaxing and I think this is one of my favourite types of painting to create.

This one is hard to capture digitally – the gold paint has a lovely shimmer to it.

The original painting is A4 size, and is available for purchase in my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available via Redbubble.

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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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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