After playing around with pencil crayons and feeling a bit disappointed with the results, I decided to try watercolour painting. While in Wallacks, I picked up a watercolour pad and a set of paints and have produced two paintings since. Watercolour is a tough medium, probably the hardest and least forgiving out of all the paints. But I am a crazy gal who likes a challenge, so I figured what the hell?
The great thing about watercolour is that it requires little set up and materials: I simply put down some newspapers on our dining room table, along with the watercolour pad, paints, brushes and a small empty jam jar of water and I’m set to go! Awhile ago I took some photos of Maggie looking up, so I’ve been translating these into watercolour paintings. Here is my model “supervising” my work:
and here is the second finished portrait:
My uncle in Alberta is a professional watercolour painter and has been doing it for the past thirty years (He’s also a dynamo at framing, which comes in handy), so he’s been sending me some advice, which is appreciated! 🙂
So if you or your kids are bored this March Break, I recommend trying watercolour! It’s tricky but still fun! 🙂