• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Ash Jackson
  • Kate Downham

Catie attempts to watercolour

Posts: 493
Location: Ontario - Gardening in zone 3b, 4b, or 6b, depending on the day
dog foraging trees tiny house books bike bee
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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 :)
Thunderstorm over lake ontario
Thunderstorm over lake ontario
Posts: 405
Location: Vermont, USA
hugelkultur dog forest garden fungi foraging books chicken cooking medical herbs homestead
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I swear, I could almost hear the thunder. Impressive!  I think it was the rolling clouds that were so evocative.
You got style baby! More than this tiny ad:
Call for Instructors for the 2021 RMH Jamboree!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic