This is my final learning post! In EDTC 300, we had to learn something independently using the online sources. This experience was engaging because we could all pick something different and of interest to us individually. When starting this learning project I didn't think I was going to improve my watercolour painting skills so much. I am impressed with how far I have come in the last 2 months. I used sources such as YouTube and Pinterest to learn how to paint with watercolors. These sources were both very helpful as images and videos were a good way to learn painting. Reading a book on how to paint would not be easy because it would be hard to visualize.
My Learning Journey...
Week 1: Relearning and Improving
In the first week I shared my previous watercolor paintings I had attempted in the past. These painting needed some work. I didn't know much other than the materials I needed when I tried for the first time. I had a lot to learn!
Week 2: Testing out Techniques
This week I learned about many watercolor painting techniques. There are so many ways to use watercolors. There are no wrong ways to paint. I used some of these techniques in my following learning experiences.
Week 3: My Seesaw Learning Portfolio!
During this week I learned about the platform SeeSaw as a way to showcase my paintings for the week. I painted some basic starter paintings this week just to get the hang of the consistency of water and paint.
Week 4: Many Flowers, All Different
This week I painted all types of flowers. These were many different kinds of flowers. These flowers were all so different to paint and all look different. Flowers are a very basic thing that can be painted and the complexity can advance in the future.
Week 5: Painting Summer Vibes!
During this week I was inspired by fruit painted on a box. These paintings were so summery and fun to paint. I thought these fruit paintings would be so great to make into cards.
Week 6: Painting a Little Bit of Everything!
The last week of the learning project I painted all sorts of things! I have really improved my skills since the very first week. I am so proud of myself! I hope to continue painting and improving my skills.
From this to this! I can't believe the difference! I committed to this learning project. I am defiantly not at this stage of watercolor paining yet. I can see the effort I put into improving my painting skills! I am so happy with where I am now and there is only room for more improvements!
For anyone who is wanting to try and learn how to watercolor paint, start with YouTube. There are some fantastic vidoes on there that are so helpful when it comes to learning. I am going to continue to paint using YouTube and Pinterest because they both had great inspiration and tips. I cant wait to see where my skills go from here!
I am so glad I chose watercolor painting as my learning project because it made me sit down and actually put time into practicing. I have wanted to get more into painting for years, but haven't found the time to work on it. This learning project is now over, but I am going to make a promise to myself and continuing to make time for watercolor painting. I found it so relaxing and enjoyable that it would be good for my health to continue! My grandma who is a painter is so happy and excited that I enjoyed watercolor painting! I was sending her pictures every week! She is amazed by my progress I made from the online sources. I am sure she will want to paint with me very soon!
This passed week I had lots of time for painting on my days off. This week my paintings don't have a theme at all. I didn't know what I should paint when I started. I simply went to YouTube and searched watercolor painting tutorial. I looked through the videos and found a couple that I thought I should try first! I picked to paintings to make a time lapse of me painting them! I have never made a time lapse before, but it was very easy! The hardest part was to find a way to get my phone in a good place above me for a video! SIDE NOTE: the contraption holding my phone up to make these videos was very tippy and made out of everything from glues sticks to candles! I hope you enjoy the quick videos of me painting and my final products of the week!
This is the time lapse of me painting a dragonfly. This video cut out as I was waiting for the wings to dry completely. It does not show me painting the fine details on the wings! The final product is below!
This is me painting jellyfish! In this time lapse it is hard to see the bottom purple jellyfish be painted. I didn't realize this until I was done painting. The final product is below!
The Final Product!
I had time to paint more this week!
Recently, I received this beautiful box as a gift from my grandma! This week when I was putting it away I realized the fruit on the box looked like watercolor! I decided to try paint the fruit off of the box! I also used some images and videos to hep me!
I think all of my paintings this week turned out well. I am happy with all of them! I am glad I took a minute to observe this beautiful box this week. When making this post, I realized I missed painting one fruit on the box. Can you find it? To be honest I'm not even sure what that last one is supposed to be. I didn't use as many online sources this week, but it was still a beneficial learning week! I might have to go back and make these fruit paintings into fun cards because there are some great ideas I found.