Due to the efforts of our talented friend Charlie at Doodlewash, July will now and forever be World Watercolor Month! Isn’t that the coolest?! It’s time for artists young and old around the world to splash in paint puddles and have fun! This is M. Graham watercolor (cobalt teal and Prussian blue) on a 5 x 8″ piece of 300 lb. Arches cold press paper.
One of the reasons I love birds so much is they represent freedom to me. I’ve always wanted to be a bird…a seagull, actually. To live at the beach, and to be able to fly wherever you’d like to go, carefree and beautiful. This is what I’d like to achieve in my watercolors this month. A tall order, I know. But I’m gonna try my best. To NOT try my best. To be free, splash, make mistakes, learn something new, experiment to my heart’s content……in short, breathe. And be free.
Speaking of freedom, it is Independence Day weekend here in the States, so I will be celebrating my freedom this weekend in more ways than one! I hope that you and yours are doing the Friday dance, and most importantly, I hope that you take some time today to do something just for you. Something that will make your soul sing. Peace, and enjoy the watercolor artwork this month!
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