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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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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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Reaching for the Sun – original watercolour painting of whimsical flowers and leaves, a meadow of flowers reaching towards a summer sky

Reaching for the sun by klbailey art
Reaching for the sun – original watercolour painting of whimsical flowers and leaves on a yellow sky

 

It’s been a while since I’ve put brush to paper, and I really enjoyed painting this one.  The yellows, oranges, and pinks in the sky make me think of a warm summer afternoon.

Original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy store.  Prints and products like the ones featured below are available at 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.