Have you ever been to the Smoky Mountains? If not you're missing out on something beautiful! We had a chance to go there again not too long ago to celebrate my hubby's 50th birthday a little early. My In-laws invited all of my hubby's siblings and spouses for a wonderful and relaxing vacation to Tennessee. We stayed in a cabin that was pretty high up and we had three different levels in our cabin that we could look out on every morning and evening. We had a couple of beautiful sunsets to watch that's for sure!
Since I definitely needed to write a thank you to them I thought, "Why not try to watercolor the Smoky Mountains for my thank you card". Now I can't say they look like this at all, but for my first try I didn't think they turned out too bad. And let's just say I added things here and there that I wasn't planning on adding and did a bit of trimming by the time it was done! lol Now I can't forget to add that the sketch for this card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #237 and I turned it on its side. It doesn't match the sketch exactly either because I trimmed it down more than I originally planned on because there were just some areas that I did not like, so off they went!
The two mountain ranges in the back were made using the same color even though they look different. Since the sunset was pink when I added the blue it turned a lavender color. Then it turned purple the next time because the lavender was there and when I added more blue it turned purple. Then I mixed a bit of blue and green for the middle mountain range. I added a bit more green to the mixture and yet a lot more for the final front mountain range. It was definitely a live and learn (really paint and learn) experience for this picture, but I wasn't about to start over after all the work I had put into it!
Yes, believe it or not these are the colors I used. By mixing them I came up with colors that were not anything like the original. I have to say it was pretty fun seeing the colors that were made each time I added a new color.
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