I thought I’d share my latest attempt at watercolor painting with y’all. It is nowhere near as perfect as I’d like it but there are a few patches in it that I don’t hate.
This is my second attempt at a landscape. I don’t know why I’m even doing landscapes. I love seascapes and anything abstract. I’m also one for doodling faces in charcoal. So why am I doing landscapes???
And this painting lark is very crafty. If you don’t use the perfect brushes and the perfect paints you end-up with a very frustrating mess. I can tell you I have been at the point of wanting to pull out my hair with the frustration of it all. But, I can’t seem to stop myself from trying to accomplish something worth looking at. I’ve spent a fortune on supplies. Buying the stuff on the shelves at Michael’s and Hobby-Lobby, but they are just not good enough! But then I wonder, is it simply that I do know how to manipulate them best? Probably.
I mean, folks in China hand-paint the most beautiful scenes on everything from pottery to purses on a mass production level. Heck, there are stunningly beautiful, mass-produced, Thomas Kinkades pumped out right here in the US every year. These folks are given a pattern, and the tools, and told get on with it, and they do! Surely I can figure out how to up my game!