I’ve had an interest in painting of late. Mostly watercolor. Appealing to me for a couple of reasons – but mostly, the ability to create a finished product fairly quickly and ease of clean-up (I’m a mom of a toddler and preschooler, remember).
I haven’t really touched this medium since art class in high school. So, I wasn’t really sure where to start. I was able to create the above piece based on the simple YouTube tutorial shared below. It was a really basic tutorial that I’d highly recommend for the novices out there, like myself.
A few thoughts… I used gouache for the above painting and it definitely would’ve been easier with actual watercolor. Lesson learned – the gouache dries quicker and glides across the paper differently than watercolor.
I have since bought a few tubes of primary shade watercolors and am excited to give those a try.
I also signed up for the e-mail list of a local art supply shop. Sometimes, they offer classes in watercolor that interested me. So I’m looking forward to where that may lead.