I’m so glad you are paying a visit today to one of my favorite places in the world to be: my art studio.
I’m going to chat a bit about watercolor painting, and show you some fun pieces I did.
Not too long ago, I invested in more art supplies, some of which are shown above. Supplies such as professional-grade watercolor paints, some high-quality brushes, and some blocks of top-notch watercolor paper.
I promised myself that this year (2018) I would start spending very regular time working (creating) in my art studio again, for me, much like I did when I was in my 20’s. I’ve had the same intentions before, but I never managed to balance my time and other obligations, to really get up there very consistantly. Even though inside, I had badly felt the need to.
Well, this year I have really been really doing it! I go up and work up there almost every day, even if I only have a little bit of time.
And I’ll tell you what . . . . it fills that ‘thing’ in me, that needs filling. Almost as much as my faith does for me. It settles my soul, fills my heart, and sometimes even gets my head straight. Well, the last one is a little trickier, it seems. But, I try to think of nothing else but whatever it is I am working on. Because I’ll tell you what . . . . I have one of those brains that never stops, and it could really use the rest, anytime I can get it. I have to say that many times I pray while I work, too. If I’m not singing along with Pandora, that is. (Which is usually the case.) But neither of those things are the kind of thinking I can’t shut off, and the kind that I get so darn tired of doing.
So anyway, one medium I have always loved working in, and I have been dying to get back to, is watercolor painting. Thus, new supplies. Because I intend to really develop my skills in watercolor, over the many coming years. (Provided I live many coming years.) I have much to work on. I do clearly see myself in the future, as an old lady, drawing and painting in her art studio. So hopefully that is a good sign, eh? Anyway, while I am working on my watercolor skills, I decided I will just do small paintings for awhile. When I am feeling a lot more confident, and I’ve mastered some things, I’ll go bigger.
The blocks of watercolor paper I bought are 9″ x 12″, because I felt that was a good size to start working again with. No larger than that, anyway.
Arches, 300#, cold-press.
Ok, I’m ready to share with you a couple of my watercolor paintings.