This is what I tell my students all the time. We can’t make our work so precious. If it doesn’t work, it’s ok. A lot of mine don’t work out! I am Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell from Plains, Texas, a town of 1500 (follow my blogs here and here, and visit my website!). We live in the country on the family farm. We were cotton farmers for over 40 years. We quit a couple of years ago and I sure miss it.
I have drawn and doodled and created things my entire life. I was embroidering and sewing before I ever started to school. It wasn’t until the late 80’s that I started trying to learn to paint.
I seemed to have an allergy to oils, so I started doing drawings and pastels, then in 1990, switched to watercolor. From then until 2010 I did nothing but watercolor, but now doing a lot of mixed media collages.
Where we live there’s no lessons, etc. and I never had any art in school, so I started ordering North Light art books and practicing. Now I have been in Three North Light books! What an honor. (The Incite books)
I think of myself as a nostalgic painter. I love old things, but being from Texas western art is my very favorite. I have also done a lot of American Flags, another favorite. I am a signature member of South Western watercolor Society, Wyoming watercolor Society, and Artists of Texas.
I am also crazy about sketching. I try really hard to sketch every night after supper. I paint during the day, but at night, watching the news or movie is a perfect time to draw. I love to draw and paint the everyday things.
I love to teach and share what God has blessed me with, and my philosophy is : ‘It is just paint and paper, Not a matter of Life or death, so just have fun and enjoy the process.
Thanks for featuring my work Charlie!
Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!