It has been a long time since my last watercolor post. I was so busy that I didn't have much time to watercolor for a month or so. I've finally made some time to paint so it's time to share!
My Mom and I are Texans by birth and we both love Blue Bonnets. I thought I would paint some for Mom for Mother's day back in May.
This is one of several attempts and I never felt like any of them came out well enough to frame for Mom.
I'll keep trying. It was my first time trying to paint 'for someone' and it was hard. Higher expectations I guess.
This painting had me feeling better and so I've been painting more in June.
This was inspired by an online tutorial
As was this. I must admit I'm starting to see some progress in my painting.
One of the teachers I follow had a online coupon for free shipping from an art supply store. I decided to buy three brushes that were on sale.
These are Silver Black Velvet brushes. A combination of synthetic and sable.
WOW! I really love these brushes. So when you start out and they tell you to buy the best brushes you can, they really do make a difference.
Pink Poppy from a tutorial and tried using a scraper for texture.
I'm also trying to expand my color palette and try other things besides my pinks! This is my latest painting done yesterday.
I find that painting is relaxing to me. I also find that I like to 'doodle' while on the phone. I can sit down at my table and use up the paints on my palette randomly.
Just playing with color!
I think I'm going to try a challenge in July to paint once a day using prompts. It should be fun!
Wishing you JOY,