HELLO OUT THERE!
I'm still here....just been playing around with something totally different.
I have barely picked up a needle of any sort. Unheard of in my opinion, but I traded it (for a while) for this!
Watercolor that is. It all started when I was 'cleaning' out a closet and found my old kit of watercolor supplies. I had been meaning for YEARS to try my hand at it again, but well, you know, it just didn't happen.
So there they were, the old palettes, the brushes and paper, even the paper towels!
From 14 years ago! And wonder of wonders, the paints were NOT DRY!!
Well, after some dabbling with those paints, which were still just a good as the day I bought them in my opinion, I decided to go in whole hog.
I ordered some new colors (who doesn't NEED some new things when you start something again??),
and lots of Youtube videos later I tried painting a picture.
As you can see, in the pics above, I have all kinds of colors, all kinds of palettes, and I have enjoyed every single second!! I think I may be a palette collector!!
Or maybe that's a paint collector....I have so many. Now, I realize that "Real" painters have a limited palette, and some of my palette's are limited. They just won't hold any more colors!!
Seriously though, I am learning and having a lot of fun.
Now here are a few of the better (IMO) paintings I have done this summer. As you can see, I have a lot to learn!! I just hope I don't look back at these in a year or so and think, "What on earth did I publish these for!!!???"
Because Pinterest is my favorite place to spend time, many of the paintings I have tried have been of pics I've seen on Pinterest. (If I have used your photo for my watercolor source and you would like me to attach the source, please email me with your information!!)
Some are of actual photos, some are my try at some lovely watercolors.
I am bound and determined to learn how to paint a rose though, and still don't have it down.
But then, Monet and Rembrandt didn't learn in one summer did they???
Thanks to all of you who have followed me this summer, and for those of you who come by to visit. Please accept my apologies for not keeping my blog updated. I hope to find a balance in my life of all of my hobbies and loves with keeping up the house! But in the order of things, housework is near the end of my list!