Watercolour 4

So it would seem that painting is my next obsession. No, I haven’t finished the quilting project I was so enthusiastic about in January, and no I haven’t finished the crochet baby blanket that I’ve been working on for months. Little Miss likes to master new things is busy being a budding Monet or some such.

Having stocked up on paper, paints and brushes, and already having a book to guide me means there’s really no barriers to me entering the art world.

This morning I visited the local art gallery with younger son who is on half term this week, armed with the smallest amount of watercolour knowhow I was able to critique (appreciate!) certain aspects of the paintings, I was also able to critique (question) whether the artists use of light and shade gave enough contrast… ha! There’s a saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing therefore I’ve just became the silent assassin of the art world.

Also this morning we popped in to the library where I borrowed two books on art, two poetry and the biography of Jessica Ennis. I’m now very excitedly hoping for atrocious weather this weekend so I can sit in my den reading, writing, painting and generally being creative.

Anyway, I’ve also been busy with another watercolour.

First I sketched the image
Copied into my art book and basic colours painted
Shading and accents added

BTW all my paintings so far are in a teensy tiny A6 book. I’ve bought A4 and bigger paper but I’m too nervous to attempt anything bigger yet!

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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