I just love all the watercolor floral patterns that are everywhere these days, on stationary, on fabric, you name it. And so of course, I am dreaming of creating my own lovely patterns, but first I have to learn how to paint, so don't anyone hold their breath! Okay, I'm not starting from scratch exactly as I did once upon a time do gouache paintings for a course in pattern design at Parson's in NYC, but I'll be honest that was quite a while ago, and I'm not exactly even sure why I took that course in retrospect, since I had no painting or illustration background. I guess it sounded good then, and it still sounds good, only today I can learn quite a bit by checking out all the amazing resources online, and especially at skillshare, where I am in the middle of a 7 day challenge called Expressive Florals.
So much fun to get out the paints and watercolor paper, and I can't wait to spend some more time honing my skills......though truthfully one can and should dedicate just a small window of time to learning something new, and for that skillshare is just too perfect, especially since you can download the videos to view off the grid, now wouldn't that be great?
Yesterday I shared wth you my watercolor painting of poppies, and today, I've already loosened up quite a bit with these larkspur paintings, so hopefully that will continue!
Sweet watercolor paintings can be used in so many ways, and really don't have to be major works of art to bring a little joy into the world. So lets keep practicing, I hope to show you some more paintings in the future! Just when I thought I'd have time to devote to this effort a whole bunch of work came my way, so I'll keep you posted on how I learn to make little windows for creativity, daily hopefully!