I made a promise to myself that I would not give up on doing this watercolor painting, but I'm being tested!! I don't know why I struggle so with this. After this scan I'm going to just put down paint and let what ever happens, happen.
I am determined to someday conquer my watercolor technique deficit. I continue to start paintings, only to become frustrated and rip them up. Many a good piece of watercolor paper has met this awful fate. I've started another with sailing as the subject. Maybe my love of the water will help!
My downstairs sanctuary is also a place that gets it's fair share of music use. Each year the high school puts on a 'Battle of the Bands'. I, along with a few of my teacher friends have been invited to close the program the last few years. We aren't actual contestants, just a novelty act I think.
We worked on "Little Red Rooster' last night, and it wasn't half bad.
I was cleaning and organizing downstairs last night, and I found a print in a stack of things that I had forgotten all about. It's from a copper etching I did and I was only able to get one print pulled that I liked at all.
This watercolor demo on Youtube shows exactly where I would like to be with watercolor technique. No fear when laying down pigment. He just goes with his feelings. I love it and hate it at the same time!!!
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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