In the mean while, I finished my second lesson in the Happy Watercolor Course by Marieke Blokland. I am really enjoying this introduction to watercolor. I’m sure art academies would beg to differ the’correctness’ of the course, but I don’t care. It has opened a door for me that would otherwise have remained shut forever.
The main upside to watercoloring for me is that it doesn’t take a huge amount of time (although you have to consider drying time between layers) nor product. You can just sit down, draw something, and paint. Sometimes I need a quick art fix like that. Marieke has a very open and loose teaching style, not much fuss, just get right to it.
For this lesson, we focussed on a limited number of colors and a floral design. I started a pinterst board with folkart florals to inspire me for my next watercolor painting 🙂
I really recommend this Happy Watercolor course, because it is just that! It makes you happy. I started Iris’ Abstract watercolor flowers too, because I just had to. Flowers make me happy, as do early bird discounts ;-). Speaking of which… Have you seen the registration for Art Journal Summer School 2016 has opened? It really has me itching, but I should probably finish one of the other gazillion courses I’m taking right now before that!
I’ll keep you posted of my decision, tee-hee!