Sunday, December 8, 2019

Winter Snow Scene {Watercolor}

So, this is one of those pieces that I am not all that pleased about sharing. In fact, this one will only be here, on my blog. 

Sometimes it seems that the easier the “challenge” appears to be, the less likely it is that I will do well with it. Maybe that’s it: Because of my “nature,” I tend to do better with greater challenges.

This piece was not difficult, but I was not able to achieve the results I had in my head. 

I do love winter scenes, and the setting for this piece could be in either one of the states where I live: Missouri (where we do have some evergreen trees and a lot of snow) or Washington (The Evergreen State, where we sometimes have snow).

#Watercolor #EvergreensintheSnow #NotMyBestWork #WinterSnowScene

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Another Sweet Little Watercolor Snowman

After struggling to paint birds for the past few days, I took a break to paint something just purely fun. In fact, it was therapeutic to paint this little snowman.

Birds are just difficult, and only the experienced professionals can make them look realistic. That’s not really my goal when I paint (not really a fan of extremely realistic paintings, where the painted piece looks like a photograph), but if I am painting a bird from a reference picture, I’d like it to be a nice REPRESENTATION of the photo. I am just not at that skill level right now.

SO, I’ll paint some fun things for awhile. After all, my goal is to enjoy the process AND the product. 

I do find that enjoyable painting helps me focus on good and pleasant things. I suppose I could say it reduces anxiety.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

#watercolorsnowman #watercolor #watercolorpractice #winterthemewatercolor