Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Back to the drawing board
I am doing a watercolor challenge. I love these art challenges you find on the Internet, and I have hooked onto one of them.
This is from Doodlewash, an international group of, ahem, watercolorists. I like that they are better than I am. I want to play with the big kids. I did some painting when I was a kid but I have no pretentions. I would like to learn from people who are better at it than I am.
So every day I do a watercolor. It really only takes minutes. The one I did today, Tree, I did in the morning between eating breakfast and making Howard's lunch.
But seriously, you do learn. You try this and you try that and eventually you find something you like. The picture at the top of this post is my painting of, ahem, Holly. That was the prompt the other day.
And before that was "Lights." I was kind of proud of these lights, you know?
OK, so the green one was a little bit whacked. The rest look pretty good.
There is something so relaxing about watercolors. They just know where to go. You dip your brush in water and you dip them in the paint, and then the paints take it from there. In my humble and limited experience.
Also doing something like this ever day reminds you that you can work more artistry into your everyday life. Leonard Pennario told me that when he was a kid he decided that he wanted to enjoy everything he did. This is cousin to that.
For instance last Sunday I enjoyed making my coffee hour signs.
What is next for me? That question is easy to answer.
Tomorrow is "Star."
Another day, another drawing!