I was inspired by this YouTube video featuring Joanne Boon Thomas to paint a cottage loosely in watercolor. If you’ve never watched one of Joanne’s tutorials, I encourage you to give her a try. Her adventurous, loose painting style and beautiful smile are infectious. I could watch her paint forever. She will inspire you to shake your board, if you’ve never done that before! 😀
I have a lot to learn, but I’m making the journey. Slowly, but surely (I hope). One thing’s for sure, I am learning a TON from painting every day. I never thought it would make such a difference, but it definitely helps to reinforce what I’m learning by making a daily practice of watercolor. I’m learning to build a background, and gradually working on composing my own paintings from photographs. Colors (all M. Graham unless noted): raw umber, burnt umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna, sap green, viridian green, cerulean and ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, wn rose madder, cotman dioxazine violet and cotman mauve.
Happy Wednesday. I hope you make something beautiful today!