Over the past few months I have been working on developing my painting skills and discovering what I like most about each medium. So far I am completely smitten with watercolors. I love playing with different colors, learning to use my brushes and control such a loose medium such as watercolors. It's that play on control and the blending of the colors in just the right spots that I love. It's the moments in between the painting and drying that is completely different sometimes than I thought. It's all these tiny moments that seem to thread together at just the right time. They can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. Painting melds together beautiful moments as if they where a song.
I've been reading lots of artist interviews lately and totally get how all of those beginning moments, no matter how small or incomplete, have helped them to discover all of their talents. It truly does take a meditative practice everyday. I really enjoy reading Emily Jeffords Artist and new creatives series. Her insight on staying in a creative space is something I really need these days with such a hectic schedule. I just adore her landscape paintings using oils, a medium which I have yet to attempt.
I'll be around from time to time to share some not so scrappy things...I hope not to turn too much away from the crafty side of things. But I do love painting with watercolors these days and I feel like just a little practice everyday goes a long way! It probably shows all over my insta account. My one hope is to inspire in some way because art in all forms really does make me happy! For now I have to squeeze some gym time into my day...So long!