For a while now I have been intrigued by watercolor paintings. Not only for their beauty from a casual observer perspective but from a technical standpoint from taking 14 years of various art mediums/courses, classes.
I don’t want this to sound like I am an expert at anything at all here. I am most certainly not. I am merely pointing out that I have always loved art and the ways in which it is created, having invested much free time to it over the years. Most of which were classes from elementary school all the way through highschool. I also enrolled in the Art Instruction School…once upon a time. This is the same school that Charles Schultz, of Peanuts fame, attended BTW.
I have worked in the following mediums, including the very basic ones we all have used at one time or another:
- colored pencil
- crow quill pen & ink (my favorite medium)
- oil paint
- acrylic paint
- watercolor (the old kind that used hard round brick of compressed powder stuff you dribbled water on)
- gimp (the stuff you make key chains out of at the park during summer vacation)
- popsicle sticks
- colored paper
- linoleum block printing
- silk screening
I think I will leave the list as it is now…cuz my brain hurts.
While I was trolling the interweb for some interesting watercolor web sites I came across this one that gives basic free lessons. The site is called, and aptly named, Watercolorpainting.com. I have looked through some of their Free Lessons and am eager to try them when I have some paint and paper in front of me.
If you have some interest in writing me to talk about your favorite art mediums or have a website you want me to check out or you have a scanned image of something you did and would like for me to post, I will totally do that. In fact I will be scanning and posting some of the pieces I did many years ago.
In case any of you are keeping track, this is item #23 on my bucket list.
Don’t be a stranger. Write me.
More to come…