21 December 2020

Watercoloring to Recharge

In an effort to recharge my creative juices I've taken a break from cards to create some watercolor art.  This will might also be the only blog post for the week, with the holidays fast approaching.  I can't believe Christmas is Friday!  This crazy year seems to have flown by in spite of all the weirdness.

I started really getting into watercolor in February of this year.  I kind of got hooked after watching a couple of Let's Make Art Videos.  They make it very easy for you to start learning with what you already have on hand, or you can order one of their kits.  LMA also has a monthly subscription box, which is amazing if you're looking to get started with watercolor.  

Over the weekend I finished a moose I had in a watercolor pad that I started late last February, but had never finished.  

I also completed a truck that I had outlined onto watercolor paper but never started.  

Finally, I started a pair of cowboy boots with greenery, which was part of one of the LMA subscription boxes I got last spring.  You can get the kit for the boots here or grab the free outline here and use what you might already have in your stash.  I'm not quite done with this one, but hoping to finish it later today.

I'll let you in on a little secret, I don't possess any magic drawing talent when it comes to all of these.  I started every one of these paintings with an outline of some sort.  For the moose, I used a photo I found that had a profile I liked, the truck is from some line art that struck my fancy, and the boots are from LMA.  The greenery is mostly free hand in the boots, as is the tree on the moose painting.  The tires on the truck got more detail and I added the dirt road.  

I hope you enjoy this small peek into the other part of my art brain.  If you'd like to see more posts like this leave me a comment below.  If you'd like to try watercolor, I highly suggest you check out Let's Make Art.  This isn't a sponsored post, I just really love what LMA is doing to encourage artists.

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