This is watercolor painting #370 inspired by a picture I took while on vacation a few years ago. The pink patio had beautiful flowers and plants, it looked like a very nice spot to sit and have a cup of coffee and enjoy the morning sun.
Watercolor painting notes:
6×9 inch watercolor paper 140#
Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolors
Round #10, #6, and Rigger #0 watercolor brushes
Black Micron .03 and .01 pens
I bought a new set of black micron pens with various size tips and am having fun trying them out.
Actually, I am more of a coffee person but I thought I would share this class project from 2016 with you.
A few watercolor tips:
A little planning goes a long way. A small sketch will help you find the best composition for your subject before you start painting.
Paint what you see, not what you know.
Keep painting and don’t worry about making mistakes, you can learn a lot from them. Allow yourself to take risks and try different techniques when learning to paint, you may be surprised with your results.
When you are learning to paint with watercolor, I recommend starting small with paintings that take only an hour or so of your time. Completing small paintings will give you a sense of accomplishment, provide you with many opportunities to try new things, and help you build your confidence painting with watercolor.
Document and journal your work. Over time you can see how much you have improved. I keep a journal of my work listing: the painting number, painting title, date completed, paper used, brushes used, and sometimes the painting inspiration.
I have a passion for watercolor painting. Now that my children are grown, I’ve been spending more time working on my art and challenging myself to painting everyday. Life happens, so that works out to every other day or so, but that is ok.
Over the last few years I’ve been watching videos online and taking various classes. By journaling and documenting my work, I’ve been able to see my progression. I am finding my way and figuring out who I am as an artist.
This blog is a big step for me. Putting myself out there and sharing my journey is kind of scary. Hopefully others will enjoy seeing my art and will be gentle but honest with feedback. Part of the journey is trying different things and seeing what works and what doesn’t. I will try to be brave and share both.