Monday, February 2, 2009

Painting Again

The other day I painted again. I am glad that I'm getting back into the flow of doing it. It really helps me relax and reduces stress. There is a feeling of accomplishment that I get when I finish each painting and know that I may have just created a masterpiece. I wish everybody could feel this feeling with everything they do.

This painting turned out better than the last. I'm a little rusty still but it's good that I'm brushing up on my skills (no pun intended). I made this painting darker than the last one. I used four colors: phthalo turquoise, indanthrone blue, and a mix of new gamboge (a form of yellow) and perylene red to make the orange. Don't worry about pronouncing them right, I have a hard time myself.

I like looking at the paintings and trying to find things in them. If you look closely you might be able to see the bird on the right. I didn't intend to make it, it just turned out to look like one. That's the beauty of watercolor. I just put the paint on the paper and let it go where it wants to. I'm definitely going to be painting more often. I won't post every painting, but you'll get a good idea of what my style is.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenni,I'm so glad you're back to painting. It was good to see you last Friday, and your painting is great! Looking forward to the next painting session.