And I can’t say enough how important the paper is. I now use the brand Arches because it holds a lot of water. But I guess, it really depends on what you want to paint. I find that after using Arches, I have become more flexible in using other types of paper. I can adapt the strength of the color and the amount of water to the type of paper I am using. I guess it also comes down to experience and practice. Speaking of which…
You don’t know what painstaking efforts go into the creation of a painting. First, you have to be in the mood. Then, you need to check the colors, how they mix and which ones work best together and not create a muddy dirty look when combined. And then, which paper, etc., etc.
One of the most challenging subjects to paint for me is anything yellow. I am totally obsessed with daffodils, and I have enjoyed painting some. These took a couple of days to paint.
Watercolor painting is a lot of effort. But I find it so therapeutic. I love how the water just flows, most of the time, out of your control. It’s unpredictable sometimes and you get a lot of “happy accidents”, as Bob Ross would say. 🙂
Remembering how my very first painting looked like from a tutorial, makes me feel so proud of how far I have come into this artistic exploration.
Right now, I’m mostly doing postcards of florals and maybe some landscapes of my old travel photos or maybe even some portraits if people would request for it. I’d be selling some in an upcoming Filipino community gathering here in our locality.
I’m also contemplating to digitize someday my paintings and sell them online. It wouldn’t be such a bad idea for a sideline, I would say. But still not so sure about this. Still need to do lots of research, etc if it’s feasible.
That’s all for now, cheerios! 🙂