I've always been able to draw....though I find the process somewhat 'painful', in that I don't seem to easily transfer what is in my head to paper, and therefore drawing is a looooooong process, even though I get there in the end. Although I have had several all-encompassing hobbies -- photography being the most prevalent and lasting the longest, I had never seriously considered painting until looking for an outlet after my mother passed away +/- 15 years ago. I was fortunate enough to start watercolour lessons with a wonderful couple -- he preferred architecture and man-made structure, while she loved botanicals and to make the evenings even better there was wine! (a wonderful substance that lets you paint freely.....although I did switch from "red" to "white", because I kept washing my brush in my glass -- left-handed, you see so glass and rinse water were next to each other. The nights we drank tea, it got used as wash water as well).
I am still an avid photographer. While I do some "serious" photos, I also use my camera to record scenes/items that I think may be good subjects for paintings.
My watercolour style is generally wet-into-wet, and while I aim to have a loose flowing hand I always seem to end up with my tiny 'eye-lash' brush and go in for a lot of detail. Hopefully, in some distant time, my dream of 'impression' will come true.
I am now 'getting back on the horse', so to speak, after an absence of about 5 years -- we moved house and I've not lifted a paint brush for anything but changing wall colour in that entire time.
Thank you for taking the time to view my work.....and my ramblings.
Ok! time to get back into things!! Have returned from a vacation, and the garden is all weeded (well, for now...) and in so onto painting. A few ideas knocking about in my head and I'm going to try to get out of my 'comfort zone' and experiment a little -- fingers crossed
ok -- jumping in here with both feet. Have rarely posted any of my art (outside of my photography) in any type of forum, although I've been painting now for about 15 or so years. Have tried acrylics, but always return to watercolour as I like to watch the colour burst into life as it hits the water. While I will try just about any subject (although, 'portrait' may have had its one and only attempt), I prefer 'botanicals'. Since we moved house 5 years ago, I have not picked up a paint…READ MORE