My blog will hopefully allow me to share my love of watercolor...the ups and downs of an artist's life and creative processes I go through in following my passion for painting. Hope you enjoy my journey.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Here's another painting I'm working on to decide on the colors I want to use in a larger and more diverse painting for our Splash August trip to Florida. I'm trying out many combinations for the blackberries and haven't settled in on a particular color yet. Blackberries...in real life...are black. But, black in watercolor is a dead color so I'm trying out other combinations...have decided that if I don't come up with something I really love, they'll probably make them raspberries...that'd work too. But, I absoluely love blackberries and I'm determined to make them work.
Having been an artist all of my life...I remember seeing Santa place an art easel under the tree at my grandmothers house at age four...I am a watercolorist and pen&ink artist. Self taught, I was successfully on the art circuits doing large festivals and other venues for almost 25 years until I tired of traveling. While on the circuits, I met many wonderful artists and grew to love most media out there, but now concentrate strictly on watercolor. I am a member of several professional organizations around the country and enjoy entering exhibitions and benefiting from numerous watercolor workshops given by visiting artists as often as possible. My main passion seems to be painting glass and crystal and large focus florals. Out of the main stream of the work-a-day world now, I am able to devote full time to my painting and art interests.
I am fortunate enough to be able to live and work on our farm outside of Tyler, Texas where we enjoy all the pleasures of small farm life...cats, dogs, birds, chickens, flowers and a wonderful vegetable garden. These are the good things of life.