Rose Girl

I feel like I am always trying to challenge myself and try different things.  I use to give up very easily.  Things i would work on would get put aside if I didn’t like the way they were turning out.  When I was working on this portrait, I struggled during the drawing.  I was trying to draw a more realistic face and it just wasn’t working.  I ended up drawing her eyes several times.  When I first painted her, she looked like a criminal and was very mean.  I didn’t get a good feeling at all when I completed the first color in her face.  I’m learning and have learned to trust this process and keep going and I’m glad I did. Rose Girl is created with all watercolors.

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Art Journal – Listen Only to what sets you Free

“Listen Only to what sets you Free” was created with only watercolors and is inspired by words that I saw written on the internet.  She was created in all watercolors.  What set’s us free will vary greatly, we are individuals, and that is ok.  Listen only to what sets YOU free and let others do the same.

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Fiery Watercolor Owl

 In the winter, at least for the past 3 years, my heart wants to paint a owl.  I’m not sure if it’s because they are more visible in the stillness of winter or the holidays but this painting has been my most challenging to date.  I used only watercolors for this painting and a lot of details, and patience.  I am very excited with the results of this Fiery Owl painting.

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Art Journal – Pray

I created “Pray” after I completed the Watercolor Dreams class.  Since the watercolor dreams class I have completed several drawings waiting to be painted.  There were so many that I wanted to do in that same style so it ended up that “Pray” was the first one I completed with techniques from the Watercolor Dreams class.  I am still learning to let go in my paintings.

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Watercolor Dreams Class Lesson 1

One of my resolutions for 2018 is to challenge myself artistically.  I see things and have a vision usually of how I want them to be, but a lot of times I get carried away.  I love mixed media and creating something out of multiple things but I also love a much softer, or romantic look.  I have accumulated so many art supplies and have been working with so many different mediums in my mixed media projects, when I saw this class offered, as soon as I saw this lesson I had to sign up.  This is by artist Katrina Koltes and the class is called Watercolor Dreams.  I am so proud of this Butterfly Girl.  Drawing completed by me, no tracing involved and only a few colors of watercolor.

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