The Artist in Me – A Learning Process

I have spent my spare time through the Fall and Winter watching how-to videos on YouTube, the majority of which have been on the topic of watercolor painting, drawing and a few on pastels.  I have these dreams of sitting under a tree somewhere in France, sketching the street scenes. I am by no means an accomplished artist, I readily admit. But, I am hoping that some of the artistic DNA from my ancestors would be coaxed into being. My father, who I barely knew, was an accomplished artist, mainly in pen and oils, as well as my older sibling. I do see some progress in my efforts, no matter how small. 😂


Here are some of the watercolor videos that I have been following:

Jay Lee Watercolor Painting

Wei Taillandier

Scarlett Damien

The Mind of Watercolor


My art supplies are probably not the best that one might procure, but they are what I have on hand at this time.  They are a collection of paints and pencils my children used through school and university years and I became the inheritor of their odd abundance.  Eventually I want to add better quality supplies to my collection.  And maybe even take a class or workshop somewhere near here. Here I made up a page of the colors I have.


I did find a set of Berol Prismacolor pencils from which I drew up a page of sample colors.

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The watercolors were the sort one buys for school, nothing special. But I did buy a small travel set before going to Europe last August and I believe it is a good quality set, shown here:
















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7 Responses to The Artist in Me – A Learning Process

  1. It looks lovely to me. 🙂 I took a water color class once and failed miserably. It is harder than most people think. Wishes for continued success with it. 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    Sounds like a good way to spend the Winter 🙂

  3. Brad Nixon says:

    I haven’t visited your blog in a log time, and I’m happy to see you continuing. Congrats on your long run and many followers. Happy painting!

  4. “…under a tree somewhere in France.” A good choice, but I would add: in southern France, somewhere near Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon.

  5. Join me for the 30paintingsin30days challenge! It started today…

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