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.

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.

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.

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.