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Catie attempts to watercolour

 
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As part of an ongoing effort to regain creativity I have decided to take up watercolouring. I want to learn to paint from life, as well.  A portable sketchbook and portable water colour set have been ordered, but for today, I started with some old paint and paper we had hanging around the house.

Watercolouring has never been my favourite medium. At all. Acrylics or oils - you can paint over mistakes. Watercolouring? You either live with them or embrace them. And you cant work until it's perfect. You need to stop before you go too far....  and patience! You need to wait for them to dry before adding layers. Ahhhhhh!!!

So I guess the goals are to work on my creativity, learning to accept mistakes, and learning to have patience and quit while you are ahead. Pretty art would be nice too :)

Anyway- here's my first few.

A  clearing on some family property (from a photo), and my attempt from memory to paint a thunderstorm rolling in over Lake Ontario. Not satisfied with any of them - but working on my perfectionism so sharing anyways :)
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Thunderstorm over lake ontario
Thunderstorm over lake ontario
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I swear, I could almost hear the thunder. Impressive!  I think it was the rolling clouds that were so evocative.
 
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