I’ve found a new hobby that’s keeping me busy. It’s watercolor paintings. I’ve never tried this before and as you can see I’m no artist, YET. But I am trying to learn new things and get better.
You all know I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety and to help with that I started painting. I must say while I’m painting my mind is occupied and I’m not thinking thoughts of doom and gloom.
I know everything I paint seems to look alike but I’m only painting for myself and I’m painting what I’m attracted to. Right now that seems to be winter barn and pine tree scenes.
I don’t see myself as a painter of flowers, but that may change. I am leaning more towards landscapes with minimal detail. Maybe as I get better my style will change. Even when I scroll through Pinterest looking for things to paint I’m attracted to old barns.
I’ve found a few YouTube tutorials that have been helpful but more than anything I think practice is where I learn the most. I did know I needed to purchase good watercolor paints and paper right from the get go. The cheaper paints and paper actually make painting a struggle and sometimes to the point of giving up.
So I forged ahead and picked up professional watercolors, expensive paper and a few good brushes. I’m very happy with all of it and I find I’m painting most every day.
I started out by painting the mini 3X3 scenes and then tried my hand with a few bookmarks. I always need more bookmarks it seems and now I smile every time I see one marking a page in my Bible.
I encouraged hubby to OH and AH over my work so I could get a good laugh. He said they all look alike, lol. I told them all artists have a unique style and he’s clearly keyed in on my style and could identify my work anywhere. LOL
My tiny paintings sure aren’t perfect but the time I spend with them is bringing me a moment of joy that I desperately need.