Note: I DO NOT share my watercolors because I think they are perfect. Quite the contrary. I am self-teaching and learning, and I hope I can encourage other would be painters to join me in the journey :) Remember... I'm not seeking perfection, I'm seeking JOY.
As my love affair with watercolors continues, not only am I experimenting with paint, I am also playing with other techniques.
I wanted to paint a whimsical winter scene, because, after all, if I'm not whimsical, I'm nothing! I wanted it light and airy, yet give definition and movement to the snow. Lately I've enjoyed Zentangle. If you are unfamiliar with Zentangle it is a method of creating images by drawing structured patterns. The "Zen" part comes from the almost trance-like, meditative quality of repeating a pattern over and over again. I've started incorporating Zentangle elements in some of my drawings, paintings and journaling. Each of the 3 hilly sections of the snow has a different, VERY simple Zentagle pattern, since I wanted to keep the overall composition light.
I have a long and exciting journey ahead of me. Each time I put watercolors to paper I learn...Read more