Water colour painting is something that I've always admired but automatically put it in the 'too hard' basket. I just couldn't see how I would be able to use the medium well enough to be able to do it justice. However, as you all know I really enjoy learning and trying out new things creatively, even when it's a challenge. I don't want to end up stagnating with my art.
I layby'd four water colour books months ago (do you know how hard it was to wait for them?!!), and I was able to pay them off a couple of weeks ago ... I can't wait to start browsing through them and trying out some of the incredible techniques that are in them!
While waiting to pay off the layby, I painted my first landscape in water colour. I know it's definitely far from being perfect, and I know that the techniques I used can certainly be improved, but I am happy with it for my first attempt. I will frame it, despite it's errors, because I want to remember the small beginning that I made with this medium.
Here's the piece that I painted ...
I can see the mistakes in this painting so clearly, but I'm keeping it anyway! We've got to start somewhere when it comes to starting something new.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."
I hope this week you work up the courage to try something that you've always wanted to do ... give it a go, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!