Watercolor Progress Report
Although it may not seem so on Wee Folk Art, our summer was filled with much artistic expression. I've just been really, really selfish with my time, and haven't been sharing all our endeavors online, but when the fall rolls around, I'm always so much better at spending time at my computer, so I'll be sharing lots over the next several weeks :)
First off, I want to thank all you dear hearts that have emailed me with inquires about my watercolor progress. If you haven't done so already, you might wish to read these blog entries: Diving Into Watercolors and Natural Versus Learned Talents where I talk about my "brush" with watercolors. It's been an unrequited desire of mine for decades, so it's been an exciting journey to finally open the paints and start exploring.
So, for those of you that have asked, or for anyone interested, I am sharing my watercolors NOT because I think they are spectacular... I have much to learn... but to hopefully encourage those of you that have yet to try some artistic endeavor, to just jump in! If I'm never great, I am enjoying each and every brush stroke! So, here are pages out of my journals, assignments really, and a couple paintings for all my girl grandbabies :)
To begin with, I've been playing with colors. These first view watercolors are just experimenting with various color schemes. Here are some samples of each:
Complementary: red and green
Analogous Colors: Orange, yellow/orange, yellow
Primary and Secondary colors: red/yellow/blue and purple/green/orange
One of the things I wanted to be able to do was to Nature Journal, especially going into my own yard and painting the abundant flora and fauna that I see each day. Here are pages out of my journal... real life drawings and paintings.
Finally, here are some Journal Page type drawings/watercolors, that were painted for the girls' rooms. I had fun doodling then painting.
Little Lady (not framed yet)
Lots to learn, but I have a lifetime :) It truly has turned into a true joy. I'll share more another time.
Photos: 9-7-13, 9-7-13