How to Create Watercolor Artwork for Spring


With Spring official here, Portland has begun to bloom. And every year when this happens, there is one magical week that the cherry tree in front of our home gets amazingly, beautiful blossoms.

Cherry Tree with Spring Blossoms | Storypiece.net

The tree turns all pink and dreamy… this no where near captures it. 

In fact I’ve often thought if there was a way to bottle the beauty of this seasonal transformation, it would bring me such joy. But the photos I take never do it justice. And within a few precious days, the crimson leaves appear and the cotton candy-esque quality of it is gone until the following Spring.

That is until this week.

Inspired by Kimm from Reinvented who shared how to turn your photos into wall art during the Celebrate Your Story! Link Party, I figured out a way to preserve my favorite moment of Spring.

Kimm recommends using Waterlogue which I LOVE! However because I’m continually trying to up my photography game with my DSLR, I sometimes forget to play with some of the cool apps I have. Waterlogue is the perfect one for turning my cherry tree into a Monet worthy piece of Spring art.

Cherry Blossom Artwork | Storypiece.net

The app is so easy to use! Download it for free to your smart phone, upload a photo and apply any one of the various watercolor filters.

Create Custom Watercolor Art | Storypiece.net

Once you have your art created, it’s ready to print, frame and display.

Cherry Blossom Watercolor Artwork | Storypiece.net

It’s been so fun to savor this Spring event longer than the blooms last. Our tree is already full of rich red leaves… which is pretty, but in a different way.

Now no matter what the tree or weather does outside, I’m enjoying a bright and cheery Spring season inside.

Spring Watercolor Artwork | Storypiece.net

How are you decorating for Spring? What is your favorite photo app of the moment? I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below.

How to Create Watercolor Artwork for Spring | Storypiece.net




4 comments

  1. Kimm at Reinvented & Roadkill Rescue says:

    Oh my goodness, Danielle, that is beautiful! We have some trees in our neighborhood that flower so briefly also, and you’ve inspired me to go snap a photo before the flowers are gone. 🙂 Have a great weekend!! And thanks for the shout out!

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks again for sharing at the link party! I really enjoyed your tips for PicTapGo as well. I’m still playing with that app and trying to decide on a combo I love. Looking forward to trying out your suggestion.

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