I made a bunch of these ombre watercolors which look so awesome hanging up in white frames. The simplicity of the work required for these paintings is no reflection on how stunning they really are, the depth of the colors pop and it's so much fun to try our different paints.
what you need:
glass of water to dip your brush
a piece of wood or any hard surface to tape your paper to so that it doesn't move with the strokes of your brush
what you do:
paint! Play with your paints to mix the perfect shade of your choice of color and start with horizontal strokes on the top. You'll want to mix less water into the strokes so the paint is more concentrated and thus darker. As you stroke your brush horizontally down your paper, you'll add more and more water to lighten the color and create the ombre effect.
It's that simple!
And doesn't it look so awesome!? I would love to do a whole study of color and hang multiple ombre paintings, something you might be inspired to do after your first :)
Another great idea: Have an ombre painting party with your girlfriends on a Friday night and pop a bottle of bubbly while you work :)