While staying at home during the Coronavirus Pandemic, I decided it would be a good time to update my watercolor painting skills. It’s been a very long time since I’ve taken out my watercolors. I’d forgotten how easy it is to transport the necessary equipment and paint just about anywhere with no fumes to worry about.
My goal is to someday teach water- color painting to adults and children. You don’t need much equipment and you can complete a painting in a short period of time. What I love about watercolor painting is that you can allow the paint to just flow on the paper. The looser the paint handling the better the painting looks.
Painting from life is always the best way for an artist to paint. However, sometimes it’s not possible. Outdoor conditions dictate the feasibility of setting up outdoors. The light changes quickly so you need to work fast. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, sometimes I have to complete a painting from my own photographs, which also allows me to edit what doesn’t seem to be working in a composition.