In the middle of March, I decided I wanted to learn to paint. It all started at the doctor's office when I was waiting for the doctor. I was bored so I did a sketch. I love drawing but have never sketched. I really enjoyed the freedom of not having to be perfect and decided that I could finally have that attitude with painting as well. I started with watercolors. Tucker was my willing model. It makes me laugh.
So since I had so much trouble with the watercolors, I tried acrylics. I was quite pleased with the outcome.
So I tried a tutorial for an acrylic sunset.
But then I decided I don't like being beat so I wanted to revisit watercolors. I haven't touched acrylics since...it's all been watercolors. I began by following tutorials I found on YouTube
This one I did while on vacation in the Smoky Mountains the last week of March. It was done while looking at the mountains from our room while I waited for Adam to wake up. My mountains have definitely improved from my first attempts.
I have decided that night skies are a lot of fun to do and I can't wait to do more. Someone asked me if I wanted to sell this one.
I've been trying lots of different techniques. They range in sizes from 2"x3" - 9"x12". I really don't have the time to be doing so much painting but I can't help myself. I am getting less sleep than usual as a result. But I can see that all my practicing is, indeed, helping me to improve which only makes me want to paint more.
People keep asking me what I do with my paintings. Right now, they're just in a pile. Aside from framing a couple of my favorites, I don't know what I would do with them.