I want you to know I really trust my blog readers. Showing artwork that is not expertly done is a big risk. But I'm just learning how to paint with watercolor and want to share my journey with you.
I'm pretty well-known as an accomplished fiber artist but when you leave that media and try to expand your knowledge in another media, it can be scary, frustrating, and at times, discouraging.
This begins the third year of my quest to become a watercolor artist. I have taken lessons from 4 different watercolor artists and have learned something different from all of them. I'm still struggling to develop my "perfect" palette but am getting closer to my "must have" colors. So far, my list is Hansa Yellow, New Gamboge, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Sienna, Permanent Rose, French Ultramarine Blue, Phalo Blue, Cobolt Blue, Green Gold, Sap Green, Windsor Violet and Neutral.
My new teacher is Kathleen Lanzoni. I've only had one class with her but I like her teaching style. This class is all about landscapes so the first lesson we had was developing a field of grasses and flowers. My take-away was how to paint trees! She demonstrated such an easy way to attack this image that I was confident in doing it myself.
I was happy with how this painting turned out. It's not always easy to create in a class situation but this time, it worked.
I'll keep you posted on my progress and in the meantime, I hope you will continue to explore your creative side without judgment about the outcome......
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Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!