Apr 16, 2009

Playing with watercolors

I was feeling very inspired by the new watercolors that my honey gave me last week. I love watercolors! For some reason when I paint with watercolors, I feel more freedom than when I use other media. I don't know, I think it's just me. While I was combining the colors, I decided to create some vibrant graphics inspired by the colors of the peruvian costumes, very folkloric graphics, bright and full of colors. Then, I decided to use my watercolor graphics into some of my designs and I came up with some ideas.
I love art, I also enjoy oil painting. I feel oil painting is more demanding than watercolors; it takes time and patience, but the texture you achieve with oil is amazing. Oil paintings usually dry in one month or more, depending on the size and complexity of the painting. I'm not an expert on this, I didn't even take any formal classes; I just say this because of what I've experienced while painting. I've always loved drawing and painting; I think is because of my dad. He is very talented and loves painting. I remember when I was a child, he used to draw free hand with special talent. I watched him admired by his skills. He taught me to love art in general. I'm still surprised like a little girl by his drawing skills. My niece loves painting too and now she watches him as surprised as I was when I was a child.
I wanted to share with you some of the things I made with watercolors yesterday, hope you like them :)

These are some graphics and ideas
for little girls' t-shirts and the little doll face is a character that I created,
her name is Gigi, you'll see her soon with a whole outfit :)

This is just a design I was working on.
I was experimenting a little


  1. Es cierto! las acuarelas son definitivamente más expresivas.Yo tego unas líquidas que son geniales, más brilantes q las de pastillas.
    Y los oleos definitivamente tienen una textura inigualable, tan inigualable como el desastre que dejan cada vez que los utilizo XD

    me encantaron los diseños para los estampados, muy folk!
    y me encantó tambien la entrevista que te hicieron , felicitaciones!! :D

    Nos estamos leyendo
    un abrazo

  2. I like it so much...!!!
    I want to have one of your designs...!! jejejeje...

  3. I haven't painted anything in a long while. I LOVE to paint and need to get back to it. Having too much fun playing around and making aprons right now! Ha! I remember taking a Peruvian textile class in college...loved how graphic their images were!

  4. Hi Giovanna,

    I just came across your blog via I really love this dress - the way that the painted colors on the bodice blend and contrast with the texture of the strap is beautiful. I hope you keep posting on PutItOn!


  5. LOVE LOVE your drawings and designs!

  6. Thank you so much girls!! Your comments inspire me so much! :)

  7. very pretty! watercolor sometimes has a bad reputation, but when learn how to use it it is so fun and enjoyable! you did some great paintings!~

  8. hahaha,this design is so cute!


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