I’ve been painting watercolour for roughly ten months. I paint almost everyday, finding inspiration from some clever YouTube artists as well as random inspiration from just about anywhere. It’s a journey for sure. It’s lovely to create.
Across Fundy to Cape Split
My Beautiful Valley Home
The Arm Early in the Day
On The Road Again
Three Days No nights – Chester Nova Scotia Art Class
Myself and six others were eager art students of artist and published author, the lovely Emma Fitzgerald through the extremely well managed and friendly Chester Art Centre. Location of classroom: the Chester waterfront, farmer’s market, library garden and museum. This was sketching and water colours en plein air. It was my first attempt and I am happy to report that I was challenged by it but also that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once again I felt completely lifted up and at ease with Emma who was a gracious instructor- always finding the place in my art where I had most clearly expressed myself. One time telling me, “I think that one is done” and when I looked, of course it was! Also, the concept of leaving white space was reinforced as a technique which anchors the painting. Who knew?
Folks, if you have ever looked at a piece of art and wondered if you could express yourself with paint (or something) on paper (or something), I would encourage you to give it a try. Remembering that I started this journey with watercolour two months ago and I am thoroughly enjoying it!
Swimming and Sticks
A Little House by the Sea
What can I write? I’m enjoying creativity in the form of watercolour paint and ink for the first time since oh elementary school (I’m in my fifties!) Join me on this very tame but fun ride.