• Cyndi Snyder joined the group Group logo of Beginners to WatercolourBeginners to Watercolour 1 year, 5 months ago

    • Welcome Cyndi!

      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!

          • Thank you so much Yvonne. I just joined this platform and so far I’ve found nothing but warmth and encouragement.

            • Yes it is! ❤️

              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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