|Painted this morning, not quite finished|
In the midst of organizing my craft room I came across a drawer with several old boxes of watercolor paints that someone had given me. I looked one of the boxes up online and it was originally $35! I didn't know watercolors were so pricey (you know, compared to the kid versions).
I love art, so I decided to teach myself to watercolor (it's always been something I wanted to do). But I'm kind of chintzy and didn't want to pay much for a class.
|Loving the feather practice!|
FREE TUTORIAL SITES
I also found some gorgeous quick tutorials on painting wreaths, flowers, leaves and more at these cute sites:
The Postman's Knock
This is where I found the wreath and how to paint leaves
A Piece of Rainbow
Really gorgeous flowers!
My Flower Journal
There are some amazing watercolor flowers and a heart shaped wreath
Here are a few of my first watercolors:
I had a stash of paintbrushes already, and luckily had some mixed media paper that works well for beginners. A week or so after starting I did buy a big brush for washing the page with water, but I haven't purchased anything else yet. (I'm secretly jonesing for a super cute mini paint box with homemade colors though)....
Below is a journal page I finished last night in bed...I paint the watercolors during the day and then I can doodle at night...the dog in the corner is my little schnauzer Kirby.
I hope this inspires you to try something new...start easy peasy, don't try to paint a landscape on your first try...I tried a landscape and those are hard to do!