Since I have fallen in love with watercolors I've decided to do a post once a week on my progress. This way if you aren't interested you can just move on.
There will be more junk, Grands and Annie pics soon!
Watercolor is amazing!
Since I started the online lessons I've not stopped. I think I'm improving but I do know I have a long way to go. I'm learning about paint, paper and brushes!
This has been the hardest for me to find one's I really like. I started with an inexpensive set since who knew if I would pursue this hobby for very long.
They worked, but as I practiced I could tell I wasn't getting the same brush strokes as the teacher. So last week with a coupon I splurged on a good watercolor brush.
A Winsor Newton brush and 2 tubes of watercolor paint. Using coupons from Hobby Lobby and Michael's!
WOW! I could not believe what a difference a good brush made.
A practice page and using the splatter so many teachers show to add color to the white areas of your paper.
Honestly the one brush made all my other brushes seem even worse. So I decided to buy a set one of my online teachers recommended.
Aqualon Royal and Langnickle short handled brushes. I found a set on Amazon at a good price and ordered.
After some practice I used one of the smaller brushes to make this little flower on a card. I'm so happy with the control these brushes give me.
I really enjoyed this little wreath and will try painting more of these
Supplies can really add up so I've been using more Michael's and Hobby Lobby coupons. 40% off really helps the price of paints especially. Hobby Lobby had all their art pads on sale for 40% off (no coupon required) so I loaded up on their store brand paper in several sizes. So economical and the paper is great for practice and my beginner skills. Michael's had Strathmore brand at 50% off so I bought one spiral bound book.
Learning about layers on this practice page . Oh and yes I love flowers but I'm going to try to do a butterfly soon. So stayed tuned for more Watercolor Wednesdays!
Wishing you JOY,