And thus begins my journey into watercolors.
After having tried a few techniques I learned from YouTube videos and playing with the colors just for fun, I painted my first okay-ish postcard.
This is a project from the video of Bella Rose Creative, she made it for a Mixed Art Journal. It is pretty easy and sweet. Also very fast especially on a postcard.
What I learned from this is that if I follow exactly what a person does on a video, my result will be about the same. It does not make me an artist but an okay copyist. Isn’t that where all artist begin their journey?
The colors are very transparent. Which is new to me as my preference goes to more bold and strong hues. My palette is small, no grey or black, or even a bright red. I mixed a lot of the colors.
And after watching many more videos, I realized my naivety on the subject. It turns out that some artist don’t only use watercolor in their painting, they add water-resistant pens, white pens, some acrylic painting too. And there exist some paint that is glittery and shimmery.
So many great supplies to put on a wish list ! I will resist buying them. How do I know now if watercolor will still bring me joy in six months? Well, I don’t ! For the moment, I will play with what I have and continue to improve this new skill !
Link to Bella Rose Creative’s blog