So sorry that it has been so long since I have written. A few medical problems that are now resolved in my favor. My time was not wasted, since I gathered up all my watercolor paper, a few black pens and some paint, and went to town in my living room while recovering. Here is a sampling of some of my pieces from the event I have now named the ” Watercolor Festival of Recovery”. Some are my original images, and others are learning copies of other artist’s work.
Medical problems do tend to slow down your artistic growth, but I recommend being limber enough to switch to another medium when you need to. I could not wield a hammer or use a saw for a while, and watercolor was a very fun alternative.
During the course of playing with my new medium, I discovered an addiction far worse than mexican chocolate with hot peppers, and even slightly more expensive. If you do not want to loose a week (minimum) of you life, then stop reading right now. Go turn on the TV and catch up on Dancing with the Stars — anything — because if you continue to read, I cannot be responsible for the next week of your life. If, however, you want to learn about other mediums without the expense of taking weekend long classes, meeting new and occasionally not very interesting people, and sleeping in bed and breakfasts where the amount of lace is the hallmark of taste, then this website is perfect for you.
This wonderful website lets you watch great tutorials, but even more importantly, it lets you PREVIEW tutorials. I guarantee you will spend hours and hours watching just the previews. You can learn so much before investing the relatively minimal amount in the actual costs of the workshop. I’ve spent a lot more money on weekend workshops or extensive classes where I have a bad view of the instructor, and get less instructional time than these $16 videos! I’m not making any money from this recommendation – although I could use some now that I have watched the previews and chosen what I want to actually watch.
My choice? Anything by Margaret Evans, an artist from Perth. She works in both pastels and watercolors, and she has some great videos about pen and ink with watercolor washes. I actually considered taking one of her weekend workshops, but never got around to it. Now she and I can spend hours and hours together…