Thursday, November 21, 2019

Blue Christmas Balls in Snow {Watercolor}

My favorite artist to follow online right now is Maria Raczynska. The problem I have (and have always had, as a part of my nature), is that I want to be perfect. Maybe this watercolor thing is good for me, because clearly I cannot recreate her work with the level of perfection that she has. Now, honestly...duh. Of course I can’t. I’m just learning. She is an accomplished artist. So I try to use her work as something to work TOWARD, to strive for, while realizing I will never do more than just poorly emulate...

Still, I do like the challenge of creating something even similar to her paintings, as her paintings that I choose to try are just beautiful.

So, I stared at her painting of the blue Christmas balls in the snow, for days, before being brave enough to try it. I know that once I put the paintbrush and paint to the paper, I will finish it.

Artist tutorial: Maria Raczynska
Paper: Arches Cold Press 140 # (5x7)
Paint: Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Tubes, French Ultramarine Blue, Indigo, Cobalt Blue; little bit of white gouache 
Ink: Winsor & Newton Gold Metallic Bronze

#StopTryingtobePerfectBecauseYouAreNotGoingtobe #MariaRaczynska #MariaMorjane #Christmaswatercolor #watercolor #BlueChristmasBallsinSnow

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