White Daisies in Watercolor
Learn While You Paint - Easy Beginner Lesson
White Daisies in Watercolor -
Painting Outside The Lines
Time: One Hour
Materials: paper, paint (red, yellow, and blue or your own colors), opaque white, masking tape, paint brush, paper towels, graphite paper (if you want to trace, or make your own with a pencil), optional: salt, hair dryer
Use graphite paper to trace the outline page onto your watercolor paper, then paint along with the video to learn while you paint. This cheerful image makes a great greeting card or painting. Once you have the hang of it, you can add your own favorite flowers or colors and create your own unique compositions.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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