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  1. 3 Ways to Watercolour (Not)

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    Getting back into the swing of painting has not been as easy as I hoped

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    No !

    not quite like riding a bike that you never forget, like I had though just a bit wobbly

    No I had completely forgotten

    Everything, even little basics, practices, tips

    Let me tell you how not to paint in watercolours.

     

    I first started with making this quick sketch of a ladybird on a flower and started painting it

    in watercolours my first painting in ages 

    I still can't believe its been over 20 years since I last got really creative

     

    So I got all my things ready, and started painted this yukkie green that I had mixed up for my grass background colour 

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    letting it dry a while I had a quick go with some red for my base coat of the ladybird

    and then started on my blue sky colour which I realised I hadn't made enough of (ninny)

    but decided I would just cut it down to size later.

     

     

    Then mixed my yellow paint ready for the flower

    again waiting for it to dry slightly each time, it takes a long time waiting for paint to dry

    I completely forgotten about that with watercolour paint was so thin

    I didn't like the pencil marks showing through 

    Forgotten how you either should paint freehand not quite that ready lol

    or use very light pencil or draw in watercolour pencils (note to self - remember that for next time)

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    painting on the yellow it appeared even worst with such a light yellow

    my pencil drawing showed up too much for my liking

     

    I didn't get far just blending the yellow paint in, my paper started coming away

    It was quite funny

    I started on the stalk with a darker green and looked around to see where I could use this green

    for shading but my yellow was even getting worst by then coming off in tiny wet clumps

    the paper was definitely the wrong paper

    and was spreading into my green even with drying it first.

    So I gave up on this painting!

     

    Learning is part of the fun, don't you think? learning from our mistakes

    where you go wrong you just learn a little bit more about yourself

    whether you've patient, a perfectionist or just expressing yourself

    I did notice I would have liked more blending I don't like the line between the grass and the sky

    it needed to blend in together more.  Doesn't look natural

    I may have another go at this project at a later date I do like this picture

    and watercolours are not the right medium for layering which I wanted for this painting

    Watercolours are best for blending light and dark and sticking to one colour which I had forgotten

     

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  2. Getting back to drawing

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    My first drawing

    After over 20 years without drawing

    life just got in the way

    and took over with a life of arty farty, and who do they think they are, wanting a different lifestyle

    something else has kept coming back in my thoughts for years 

    but I have a deep-seated "not good enough" vibe

    and along with can't stand my photo being taken I don't really like putting my art or myself out in public 

    I've watched from the sidelines for many years

    I know I have a bit of talent in drawing

    a bit ok and I am good enough

    I have a big creativity gene in my DNA and its been dying to be let loose for years

    I often watch my granddaughter just enjoy life, its fun, its exciting, 

    and she just gets up and does it again 

    loving life 

    that's what I want!

    And think you do too!

    so just start with anything you want

    whatever your're passionate about

    that's been hiding in you and dying to get out

    "Let it Go!" 

    and enjoy 

    celebrate being you!