I usually stick to the sewing and crafting side of this fabulous website, but I decided to come back to my first love. Trying to paint.
I used to dabble in watercolors during my B.C. years (before children) and the oldest is 19, so I'm dusty & rusty. Buuut, my Christmas present to myself was a new set of paints, some brand new "not beat up or shared with kids
" paint brushes, and watercolor pads. It took two weeks to get all my loot, because I'm
thrifty, and it depended on the coupons I could find to buy my shiny new good stuff. Then I had to find my old easel and paint box, buried in the shed behind the camping gear. That totally wasn't worth digging out. They both need a bath. And the whole seek & find set off a "lets clean out this %#@& shed" and so on.
So finally, here are my first five mini's in 20 years. in the order they were painted this past week. I hope you like them, and I'll probably be back looking for tips/ideas/help!
These next three got washed out with the flash - is there a trick to this with watercolors? We didn't have digital way back in the day.
And the best so far:
I was halfway into a big bottle of wine for the dandelions. Did most great artists die of liver failure? I better google that!
Comments/Criticism welcome and thanks for peeking!