We are glad you’re here. I hope you will take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us a little about your watercolour experience. 🙂 We have a variety of informative forums within our group which you can access via the triple bar/+home icon above.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I picked up my first paint brush in February of 2018 on a whim; my father was a talented oil painter and as much as I admired his gorgeous work, I was never interested. I had some old pan watercolors and paint brushes and after seeing some gorgeous work on Instagram, I thought, why not. I quickly fell in love with the medium and I feel it keeps me connected with my father, who passed away in 2012. I’m still working full time as a Realtor in Southern CA but a recent empty nester. So in my spare time, I paint. I can’t decide on a particular style so for now it’s mostly trial and error. Mostly I just enjoy the process.
Oh Cyndi! ❤️ What a delightful adventure and the warmth it offers you in relationship to your father’s joy in painting! I feel, no matter our medium of choice, it’s that joy that sparks our creativity, bringing memories or making them!
I actually started with oils a very long time ago and have painted (still do!) in a multitude of mediums. I started dabbling with watercolour in 2016, but fully embraced it during Doodlewash’s World Watercolor Month in July, 2017. I really floundered for well over a year – I overwhelmed myself following too many artists and trying to follow too many styles. I stepped back and just played, enjoying the adventure. I love it now, and find myself reaching for the Watercolours more than anything else. ❤️
I look forward to seeing you splash your paints too!
Our Beginners Group is very quiet, but don’t let that impact your journey. It’s there if there are questions or helpful ideas needed. Mostly, I post videos that are good for a Beginner, (all in our forums) and then let the Artist get on with life and their own adventures. 😍
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