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In the firelight – colourful watercolour swirly trees against a sky of fire

In the firelight - colourful watercolour swirly trees against a sky of fire
In the firelight – colourful watercolour swirly trees against a sky of fire

 

This original watercolour painting is painted on high quality 9″ x 11″ watercolour paper, 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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By The Bay – A set of three abstract watercolours inspired by our trip to the beach at Hervey Bay

By the bay - a collage of photographs and abstract watercolour paintings of children walking along a pier and playing on the beach
We recently took a trip to Hervey Bay – I was inspired to have a go at some abstract watercolours based on the photos we took while we were there

 

Over the school summer holidays, we took a short trip up to Hervey Bay with the kids.  I was inspired to create some abstract watercolour paintings based on the photographs we took while we were there.  As you can tell, the idea was not to try to faithfully recreate the photos, but rather use them as a point of inspiration.  I really enjoyed working on these, and want to try this painting style again.

By the Bay - Set of 3 abstract watercolour paintings inspired by the beach at Hervey Bay
By the Bay – Set of 3 abstract watercolour paintings inspired by the beach at Hervey Bay
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Moonlit Tree – Original watercolour painting of a black swirly tree silhouette against a blue starry moonlit sky

Moonlit tree - original watercolour painting of a swirly black tree silhouette against a starry blue moonlit sky
Moonlit tree – original watercolour painting of a swirly black tree silhouette against a starry blue moonlit sky

 

This painting is available for purchase via my Etsy store.  Prints and products are available via Redbubble.

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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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Rainbow in soft light – watercolour painting of pastel rainbow trees by Kirsten Bailey

Rainbow in soft light - watercolour painting of swirly pastel rainbow trees by Kirsten Bailey
Rainbow in soft light – watercolour painting of swirly pastel rainbow trees by Kirsten Bailey

 

I love painting.  Scanning my paintings and then uploading them to Etsy, Redbubble and my website, is not quite as fun.  I have a bit of a backlog of paintings I need to scan and upload.  I painted this one last year and I’m just getting around to posting it here.  I love pastel colours although I don’t use them all that often.  I like how this one turned out!  

What are your thoughts.  Do you prefer bright rainbows or pastel rainbows?

This painting is A4 size so it’s easy to frame without having to get a custom frame made.  The original is available for purchase in my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available at Redbubble.  

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Sweet Morning – original watercolour painting on paper of a meadow of purple flowers on a blue, purple and pink sky

Sweet morning - watercolour painting of a field of purple flowers by KLBailey Art
Sweet morning – watercolour painting of a field of purple flowers by KLBailey Art

 

A pretty field of purple flowers against a blue, pink and purple sky.  Original painting is available for purchase from my Etsy store.  Prints, and products like the ones featured below, are available from 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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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!