Welcome to my learning journey!
I am hoping to learn how to master the art of watercolor painting! I have done some watercolor painting in the past, but most of the time the final product is disappointing. I would like to learn watercolor techniques and when to implement them for specific features. I will be starting from the basics because I can’t remember the last time I tried to paint with watercolors!
My grandma has been encouraging me for a while to get into watercolor painting, but I have not had the time. She has painted many beautiful pieces. I have done acrylic painting with her because the first few times I tried watercolor they turned out to be a disaster and I gave up. My grandma bought me watercolor paints and bushes for Christmas a few years ago. The paint hasn’t even been opened! She will be so happy to know I am finally opening them and going to take the time to try to use them.
From my past experience with watercolor, I find them not very forgiving. I have often added way too much water resulting in my color combining together or dripping down off the edge of the page. I have also done the opposite and didn’t add enough water to the paint try to avoid water dripping, and they turned out terrible as well. I am also a very particular person so I like things to be perfect! I have found perfection is very hard to accomplish with watercolor because sometimes the water has a mind of its own. some watercolor paintings are
I hope to create more than one painting that I am proud of. I would like to be able to come up with my own painting ideas and creations. I think videos will be more useful than reading information when learning how to paint. I think the best way to learn watercolor will be through YouTube demonstration videos. I hope I enjoy and feel relaxed while painting by the end! I can’t wait to get started!
These are previous watercolor paintings I did many years ago! I hope to improve because I am not very impressed with these paintings! I think these demonstrate too much water and not enough water being used. They are also very basic in the sense I only used one or two colors to paint. I think I could improve if I spent more time practicing and learned proper techniques!