Bet you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past month. HELL is where I’ve been!!! The unbearable heat has taken its toll on me. I can’t remember a summer being so hot, humid and wet as this year. I can only hope that cooler autumn temperatures get here quickly or I’ll be a total goner. I do have air conditioning in the house but feeling like a prisoner has left me lifeless and not much enthusiasm to do anything. I have found an oasis by continuing my watercolor journey.
I’ve been teaching myself watercolor via tutorials and online videos but to be honest, its hard. I was watching many different videos and getting very confused so I honed in on a couple of artists I like and ignoring the others for now. However, its still hard and I’ve become frustrated with my lack of progress. I realize it takes lots of practice and time but I’m an impatient person and need instant gratification. So as I continued my hunt for another more simpler direction, I stumbled upon Art Impressions Watercolor Series. Wow, I think I’ve found my niche. It’s watercolor stamping and much easier than actually painting from scratch. I can’t explain the entire technique yet but if you’re interested, here’s the link to the videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF85hq6mI_F5R8L-kXpBoMQ?sub_confirmation=1
Of course, I immediately ordered some supplies and have been painting daily. I’m nowhere being even a bit good but I’m slowly learning and achieving some decent results quicker than if I were to paint from scratch so for me, it’s a win, win situation.
I’ve been painting each scene three times and then comparing my progress and I do see some improvement with each try. I still have tons to learn but thought I’d share my accomplishments so far. Shadows and blending seem to be giving me the most trouble right now so I have lots of practicing to do.
Here are my first attempts at this technique. I’ve matted them to give them a more finished impression.
I feel I need to order more stamp sets but trying to pace myself. I could easily spend a small fortune if I ordered everything I want.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions, I’m all ears!
See you soon again,