GUEST DOODLEWASH: Watercolor Is Like A Style Of Life

Doodlewash and watercolor painting of house and city street by Anna Fedorovich

My name is Anna Fedorovich and I’m from Moscow, Russia (Follow me on Instagram and Facebook and visit my website!). When I was a child, I wanted to dance, to play in the children’s theatre. My mom just said “Do you want to try? Just to try?” Here begins the story.

Doodlewash and watercolor painting in Russia by Anna FedorovichWhen I was 10 years old, I went to the drawing lessons, and after that I went to the art school. I’m currently studying cinema and theatre at the University, but I don’t like it that much, I think that it’s not for me. I have been painting for almost all my life, but just now, I’m really enjoy it. When you understand what you want and what you really love life begins to be more interesting. I think, it is very important to be able to hear yourself.

Doodlewash - watercolor painting plein air and portrait of Anna FedorovichAs for what I’m doing now, I just finished my plein air in Barcelona. Now I’m in Moscow, preparing some drawings for University. I use Russian watercolors, from Saint Petersburg, and also have some tubes from Winsor & Newton, Sennelier, and Van Gogh. I want to try all brands to choose one.

The paper I use is Arches. I love more the Satin, but it’s very difficult to paint on, maybe for this reason I love it. Actually, I paint on all kinds of paper. It’s very sad to waste such expensive materials, so for practice I use cheap paper. The brushes I have are Escoda from Spain, Roubloff from Russia, and Da Vinci. 

Doodlewash and watercolor painting of cafe by Anna FedorovichI love a watercolor because it’s very light, compact, and soulful. One thing  which I love is that if you don’t wash your brushes and a palette nothing will happen. Also I love oils and acrylics, but I’m very lazy to open and close them all. I’m making illustrations, painting on postcards, painting on textiles, making toys, and I always have a lot of ideas. I catch the inspiration in nature, there are a lot of interesting things… the people, the light, architecture. 

 I can’t draw a picture for more than two days, I get bored. Usually I paint all my drawings during 2 hours. I’m not always satisfied with the result, but it gives me a kick to improve. I want to find my style, show people my vision. I very much love to paint in the street, to sing songs, enjoy a moment. It’s very important to enjoy the process. 

Doodlewash and watercolor painting of sailboats by Anna Fedorovich

Art… it’s not a simple thing, you have to believe in yourself. Believe that you’ll have a result and you’ll have it!

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41 Comments
  1. Beautiful work Anna! breath-taking beautiful!

  2. Arts & Rhymes 1 year ago

    Beautiful! 🙂

    • Author

      Agreed! Glad ya like this feature! 😃

      • Arts & Rhymes 1 year ago

        When is my turn lol 😁

      • Author

        Oh my gosh… I’d hadn’t realized you sent something. Your comment made me check my email and gmail put it in my spam folder for some reason. Ugh!! A thousand apologies Sibella! Got it!

      • Arts & Rhymes 1 year ago

        That’s ok! I thought something must have went wrong…. I’m glad I asked 😊 Have a super Sunday!!! ☀️

      • Author

        I sent you an email! Have a super Sunday as well! 😃

      • Arts & Rhymes 1 year ago

        Thanks! I will write back tomorrow. 🙂

  3. Harrison Monahan 1 year ago

    Wow. I love the dreamy look of your work Anna!

  4. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    Anna your art is magical! Your scenes show us the beauty of living everyday. Thanks for sharing your story. Thank you Charlie.

  5. Catherine Johnson 1 year ago

    Wow amazing artwork! I get bored after two hours too but there’s always something else needing doing then anyway. So nice to see your art. Best wishes.

    • Author

      Hehe…I get bored after just one, Catherine! 😊 So thrilled you enjoyed Anna’s feature!!

      • Catherine Johnson 1 year ago

        Yes that’s probably more like it for me too 😀

      • FedorovichAnya 1 year ago

        Ahahha yes! I think, it’s depends of the person’s character ;D Somebody can paint 10 hours or 20 years, somebody no. And here comes the style 😉

  6. Jodi 1 year ago

    love the boats – and a lovely story too Anna!

  7. MAGNY TJELTA 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Love it
    Have a nice weekend

  8. mfearing 1 year ago

    Great color and a wonderful easy style.

  9. M. L. Kappa 1 year ago

    Nice work, Anna!

  10. Laura (PA Pict) 1 year ago

    Beautiful layering. You achieve such a soft and dreamy effect.

  11. Rob 1 year ago

    Wonderful paintings!

  12. Arvind 1 year ago

    Wow! I love the style, the lines are so free and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, I can feel the joy of these scenes in your work

  13. Jessica Seacrest 1 year ago

    Anna, I enjoyed reading what you had to say about your journey and experiences. I agree with you, it is very important to be able to hear yourself. That really resonates with me. I also love your paintings! Wishing you the best on your journey 🙂

  14. artandmoondreams 1 year ago

    Wonderful feature, beautiful paintings. Love the perspective of catching ideas from nature, singing songs, enjoying the moment and enjoying the process…brilliant! Thank you for sharing the creativity.

  15. Curious to the Max 1 year ago

    Anna, your style is so wonderfully fluid – a perfect combination of media and artistry. Beautiful.

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