In the Mood for Watercolor Art

I had art lessons in high school. Fine arts was part of the curriculum for two years.  We were taught how to draw and paint.  We were exposed to different tools- charcoal pencil, oil pastels, watercolor, water-based paint. We did still life, landscape, portrait, cubism, abstract painting and murals.  In the  spirit of full disclosure, I am not a beginner.  However, it has been awhile since I last picked up a brush.

I have been reading  Alessa Lanot’s blog for some time now and I am amazed at her creativity. She somehow piqued my interest in watercolor whenever she posts her art.

I bought a watercolor set, brushes and thick paper last week and since May 1, I have been practicing watercolor art.  There are a lot of Youtube videos which show different watercolor techniques. I have been using them for practice. Hopefully, there will come a time that I will no longer have to refer to those videos and will find a technique I can call my own.

On May 1, I painted an apple.

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The next day, I did strawberry, raspberry, pepper and basil.
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The beauty of social media is that you can get instant feedback from friends. They seemed to like my work that I was motivated to do more. By Day 3, I was willing to try another technique, one has an impressionistic feel to it and the other one uses Chinese painting technique.
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Today is Day 4 of my watercolor practice and I think Youtube is running out of videos I can practice on.
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My friend suggested that I should open an Etsy shop and offer watercolor illustrations. Another friend suggested that I should create greeting cards for special occasions. Another one suggested that I should mount an exhibit and raise funds for our alumni homecoming. Haha!  I am thankful for supportive friends who think I have talent in this art form.

I think I still need to practice more. All I have done is copy what others have done. I hope I will be able to create original work someday. Right now, I am enjoying the process and I am running out of paper. I will have to buy another set tomorrow.

How about you?  What craft are you interested in?

Comments

  1. Wow, Kat this is amazing! You can have it frame! Beautiful work and uso na ngayon ang painting. Even in Digital scrapbooking, some designers are painting journal cards and scanning it. So a personal touch talaga. Keep it up sis.

  2. I love to cross- stitch and paper tole. I am also inclined to gift wrapping but find it a task when there’s so many to wrap, hahahah!

  3. Wow that was awesome. Galing mo. I really don’t have the hands for painting or drawing.

  4. i envy you.. i once like to paint using watercolor when i was a child, i dont know what happen.. hahaha i would like to try it again. but i am not good at it. hehe

  5. You’re seriously good! That’s what lack of. haha

  6. You did a really good job in painting Sis. I agree I think making cards is awesome to start with.This is so inspiring! I do love making beaded crafts and DIY.

  7. Wow! You are good! The strawberry looks real! I have always wanted to learn how to paint. Can you teach me? Hehe!

  8. I love your watercolor art.. You give so much on the painting, your so talented, Sis:)

  9. Wow, sis, you are seriously awesome! Ang galing! I have always wanted to be an artist when I was a kid. In high school, I took up that subject, too, where they would teach us how to draw and paint, and architectural drafting, too. So, aside from making floor plans, our teacher taught us how to use charcoal pencil, poster color and the like. Frustrated artist lang ang peg ko hanggang ngayon. Haha! I have always wanted to learn how to paint like how you did with yours.

    I agree with your friends. Your works are amazing! 🙂

  10. I saw these on my FB timeline. You are an artist pala, ang galing. Ako naman I am still very hooked with crocheting. Wala pa time to explore other crafts but hopefully I can learn also to knit.

    • Yes, I flooded my timeline with watercolor art. Hehehe! Yes, you are very good at crocheting. You should try knitting. I have a friend who knits and gives the scarves she knits as presents.

  11. The strawberry and shell look so realistic.. you are really good at painting Sis.
    For me I think baking is the best I can do with crafts.

  12. Woah wow!! ! Galing! I know how to draw but I consider it more as a skill than creative talent. My brother has a degree in Fine Arts but I like your works better because they’re feminine he he!

  13. Wow Kat! You’ve got talent ha! Really. All of them are great. Go for it, enhance it even more. Malay nga natin diba? someday you can have an exhibit of all your artworks.

  14. I draw too but I dont have any formal lessons. I would like to get some lessons sometime sana…

  15. Oh you are really good you should pursue it sis.

  16. Wow ang galing! You really have the talent sis, keep it up and soon, you’ll be able to sell your work on Etsy, galleries and more hehehe

  17. This is pretty cool work art. I love it frame and hang in the kitchen or living room area. Keep it up, Kat:)

  18. You are so talented! I love the strawberry and the shell!

  19. Maybe you can draw a rose for me hehe..

  20. You’re good! I think I can only paint like that in my dreams. Haha.

  21. I’m here again, and your work of art is awesome! Ang galing-galing! hehe

  22. I’m interested on handcraft like beads and cute stuff. I love to learn to do water art color too, galing mo naman.. you really got some talent, Sis:)

  23. Ang galing! I am also into painting but I haven’t done it for a long time already. You are really good at this!

  24. wow! you paint like a pro sis! they’re so beautiful.

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