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
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.
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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