Gond Watercolor Painting
Paint & Relax
I have been spending more time working on my sketching and painting as of late. It is the perfect way to relax if I don’t feel like doing anything that requires mental focus. Not every time I sit down is it a successful time but I am trying to remember that practice makes perfect. Perfect is a long ways off but it is something to aim for.
My home is globally inspired and cultural/folk art has always been on my list of things to DIY. If you saw my living room tour your noticed that my home has a lot of Indian influence. When looking into Indian decor I noticed that there were so many different painting styles. If you are interested in reading about them there is a bit of information HERE.
Creating the Painting
I chose Gond Painting because it is nature inspired and I love the elegant lines of the animals. I found a traditional painting online and sketched it onto watercolor paper.
I took some liberties with my shading which deviated from the original picture.
I really love the patterns that are included in this art style.
And here is the finished piece. Now I just need a frame.
I am playing along with Elizabeth and Bleubeard for T Day. I don’t know if you remember but last week I shared all of the tea that I won from Tiesta Tea. I opened the Maui Mango and here it is. Isn’t it beautiful? And the taste was just as amazing!
And my little sweetie wanted to smell the tea and pose for a picture. Cute, huh?
Happy Tea Day,
24 thoughts on “Gond Watercolor Painting”
I love your watercolour Kate, it is beautifully vibrant with elegant lines and fabulous patterning. Your little sweetie is so cute xxx
The painting is wonderful! The tea looks good, especially with your little sweetie holding it! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie
this is OUTSTANDINGLY beautiful!!! i wish i could draw like that (yes, practice… but don´t say that to an impatient person;))
give your cutie a hug:) happy t-day!
Amazing artwork . The tea looks interesting and nice that it smelt so good to your little sweetie
Have a very happy T Day
Love Chrissie xx
A beautiful painting, this will look fantastic framed and displayed in your home.
The mango tea does look tempting, it must have smelt delicious.
Your little one looks adorable.
Happy T day wishes.
Your watercolour is so beautifully vibrant with all this elegant lines and patterning. Your little sweetie is simply adorable! Happy T-Day! Hugs, Susi
I had never seen your living room tour before, so this is awesome. I can see how these lovely gond animals would fit well in your living room. This painting is beautiful. I know you call it relaxing, but I have trouble with that because I hold my pencils or pens too tight and my hand seizes up. That’s why your painting is SO impressive to me.
That Maui Mango tea looks lovely. I can just imagine what it tastes like. You won a wonderful gift and your cutie is the perfect way to display it, too. Thanks for sharing your art, your loose leaf tea and your darling daughter with us for T this Tuesday.
Yes very darling photo-and I loved your art today
Happy T Kathy
oooh your Gond painting is so beautiful Kate!! I have seen images and heard of this and was going to give it a go but then I forgot all about it…
Unfortunately i wasn’t able to see the photos in your living room link-they were all broken but I will try again later. I love the Indian culture, dance and art.
Just the name of that tea makes me want it, and it does look delicious. Your daughter is utterly adorable! Happy T day!
Sorry about that, Linda. Things got muddled up when I changed websites. I went in and fixed the links so everything should be good on that post now.Thanks for letting me know about the problem. 🙂
Wow, you watercolour painting is so beautiful! I love the images and all the details that you created – amazing 😁. Your tea looks and sounds delicious and that’s such a lovely photo of your little cutie! Happy T Day! J 😊 x
I think your drawing is so well done as is your watercolour painting! It will look so beautiful when framed on your wall.
Your daughter is a cutie!
I love how you designed this art. The smile on your daughter tells me the tea smells delicious 🙂 Happy T Tuesday
Absolutely amazing Kate, a work of patience and definitely a work of art, wow, just wow!!
Love the painting Kate and I went back to do your living room tour. It is quite international and I am guessing it is a kids free zone. (smile). Your little one is so cute and adorable! She is the highlight of the post with that smile. Hope its been a great T day. Hugs-Erika
Lovely watercolor. I can see how making the patterns can be so meditative. Your little looks so cute holding the tea. Happy T Day
Wonderful painting! I love the style! Your daughter has the loveliest smile!
Oh, yes, what a cutie! Lovely picture too. It will be pretty framed. Happy Tea Day!
Sorry I’m late. Tuesday is my busiest day and I don’t get to see my computer until after 10 pm.
That Gond art is beautiful. Well done you. You have inspired me and I have been looking on the internet at other examples. I would love to have a go at this.
I’ve just finished lookeing round in your living room. What a lovely cozy room with all that oriental art and precious inherited pieces of furniture. I love it.
I must say that tea looks amazing! And it is so nice to meet your little sweetie. Say hello to her from me.
Happy belated T-Day,
That’s absolutely beautiful, Kate! You did a fabulous job.
Very cute. Thanks for sharing a picture of your sweet little girl.
Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen
Love the art this week and that tea is very pretty. Not as pretty as that little sweetie though ♥
Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s nice to reconnect with the Tuesday group again ♥
Your Gond painting is wonderful! I love the decor in your living room too! Your daughter really does end this post most beautifully! A very belated Happy T Day to you! Chrisx
Your gond painting is stunning Kate! Had not heard of that style before but I love the clean lines and the mix of colour .. so lovely. You are such a multi-talented lady! Your little girl is adorable and the tea really does look delicious!! xx
Sorry for the late visit Kate, but here I am!
Your painting is absolutely fabulous! Truly,I am so happy you have picked this up again and are sharing it with us!
Such beautiful creatures and lines-LOVE!
Tell your little darling she is an excellent poser and makes the page perfect! “)