Acrylics have always been my strong suit. However, my style requires a lot of time and patience and recently I’ve had little of both. So in order to make me feel productive and challenge myself, I’ve picked up watercolors. Turns out, nice quality liquid watercolors are WAY more fun to use than the little crayola disk watercolors we got as elementary students.
I’m excited to see the progress I’ve made in such a small amount of time and how drastically different my watercolor technique is compared to my acrylics.
My first piece. San Juan Columbines 2017
Pitkin Campsite 2017. My 2nd watercolor
Portland Headlight 2017
Madison from Monona 2017
Madison from State Street 2017
Flatirons I. 2017
4th of July Trail 2017
CO Mtns 2017
Gore Lake Camp 2017
Pitkin Camp 2017
I also realized that making cards with watercolors is way more fun than trying to buy one from the store.
Seattle thank you card
SF thank you card. 2017
Cow Retirement card. 2017
Dream Lake. 2017. Acrylic on canvas 4×5.
I’ve realized the best way to get out of an artist’s block is to think small. So I bought a bunch of little canvases, gathered up photos and ideas from recent trips, and then poured myself a bunch of coffee. So expect a bunch more little paintings.
Portland headlight II. 2017. acrylic on canvas. 4×4
My mom special requested a small painting of Portland headlight (one of the best pictures I took while in Maine last October) so I used one of my mini 4×4 canvases and happily obliged. Once again, quick small paintings helping me out of my painting slumps.