Hi there Polkadot,
How are you fairing on this beautiful sunny day? In Belgium today is a national holiday. We celebrate Jesus going to heaven today. Although, I wonder how many of us really know this 😉
Today, I want to share with you a miracle of my own. I have confronted yet another of my fears: watercolors. Not to compare watercolors with demons or anything, but anyway…
As you probably have read, I bought some watercolor pans when I was on holiday. All because I bought Marieke Bloklands course ‘Happy Watercolor Course’.
This is what my first lesson looks like:
The assignment was to paint three sisters, or three friends. I really felt like experimenting, so I tried to depict three different ethnic ladies. I’m not sure it worked, but I had fun trying. I’m not so happy with how their hair turned out. I will have to play more with my new paints to figure out how they work. I felt like my paper didn’t stay wet long enough for the paint to wick out enough. I have learned in the mean while, wet is really WET when it comes to watercolor paper. I think I feared my paper bulking so I tried not to exaggerate the moist… I do like that the paper is in a ring binder. All my watercolor adventures will be in the same book that way. And I still get the feeling I’m working on one project at a time.
I’m not so over the moon by the intensity of the color. I have the feeling I should have went with artist quality for the Schmincke pans. I thought it was to be honest, which is really silly because it says Academie on the box… So yeah, student quality :p Oh well, it’s not too shabby. I will survive!
I hope you are enjoying a bit of sun too today. Or a bit of art. Or both! Enjoy it while it lasts: carpe diem!