If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I've taken on the challenge to learn how to work in a new medium — watercolor. Everyone said "Why pick the hardest one to start with?" and my answer was "I didn't know it was supposed to be hard!"
I started by taking some drawing and pen classes at Craftsy.com to learn some basics. Then, I moved on to watercolor and now, my "style" is to combine all these techniques into a finished piece. I love the color and transparency of watercolor but also love the detail of applying ink.
This was one of my first pieces — made from a photo I took of an old building in a rural area of Colorado. And to my surprise, it sold! I don't know who bought it yet because it was sold at the Park Hill Art Sale last weekend.
I don't know how many of you have sold your art or remember back when you sold your first piece but for me, selling the first piece in a new medium is a big deal. At least someone liked my work and it is validating. Especially when it was offered next to some very accomplished painters in the show. My other 5 pieces came back home to await their fate in the future!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!