work in progress - macaron watercolor

Thankfully I've gotten back in the saddle when it comes to art and crafting! I'm so glad to have my creative spark back, and to be able to pick up the brush again. I've had a lot of art projects going on, but my favorite is definitely my watercolor macarons. I started this on a whim one day while watching Netflix, and within a few hours it blossomed into an exciting creative pursuit for me!

After working on the line art, I decided on my colors and started filling in with the paints. I used variations of light and dark to make the contours of the cookie, and layered the paint to make it more flakey and realistic looking!

At this point, I really wanted some macarons! Maybe I'll have to go get some in the near future :P

aaaand the finished product! There were a few spots I thought needed work, but I really like how it turned out. What dessert should I paint next?

Do you have any experience with watercolors?
What have you or what would you paint?


  1. I love that! It would be so adorable hanging in a kitchen! Off topic, but when I was in school those were my absolute favorite mechanical pencils, haha :)

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

  2. This is lovely - I would love it as a print! You are so talented xx

  3. This looks awesome. I also really liked the ones you made for your room mate with the cities.. Have you gotten my Valentine's day card yet?
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  4. Such a cute painting, I love watercolour paints!
    I tend to use them to paint flowers, roses in particular being my favourite x

  5. i've been trying watercolor but i am completely unable to create shades an volume like you did here. these macarons are so lovely! you are talented

  6. This is lovely! They completely remind me of some macarons by Sister in law got me for my bridal shower from a bakery in DC (wish I knew which one)!

  7. This is such a pretty painting. I don't know why, but "empire biscuits" popped into my head are what you should paint next!


  8. So nice and refreshing to see another watercolor artist in my blog feed!! I have just started the long descent into watercolor from acrylics and I love it.

  9. I always admire the artists out there....even my stick men are wonky! They look great - love all the different shades that add depth. I hope I'll be able to find my craft niche soon!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Grace x

  10. Very beautiful painting, I love your choice of using watercolours! x x

  11. This is so pretty and I love that you shared progress photos! I've always wanted to learn how to paint. I definitely go through creative ups and downs and I love being in phases full of ideas :)


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