Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Watercolor-Learning How To Paint
This last summer has been summer camp for me. I took a few art classes here and there. I was really trying to decide if it was time to get rid of some of my supplies that I have collected over the years. I’m still not sure with some of it, but I did re-discover my love for watercolors.
I have a few random instructional videos and books that I have picked up over the years and put away due to my frustration with the whole process.
During a YouTube search for a better understanding of color theory I came across a video that was an aha moment for me. More information and clarity in a few minutes than I have had in a lifetime. I subscribed and soon figured out that there was a website attached that I visited.
I was floored. There were several free videos to try out. Not 10 minute previews, but 2 hours of instruction. I watched the first free one on how to paint Cosmo flowers. I was hooked and really felt like I could give it a go and I did. For the first time in my life I didn’t feel like a failure with painting.
There is nothing off putting about the site. The people there are warm and friendly-to the point of I actually felt comfortable enough to post a picture of my painting and get feedback.
It’s the nicest feeling in the world to be able to participate in an activity that I have always wanted to be a part of. It certainly has taken my attention away from other things, but it has added more to my life that I can describe.
I have had 10 lessons to date. Above is my progression through the classes. The last two are my own. I never would have attempted them before-never had a clue. I am really happy and eager to continue my lessons.
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