Watercolor Boats in Marina at Sunset.
The other evening, I felt like painting something different. I found a very talented watercolor artist on Youtube, Tim Wilmont, from the UK, who generously shares his talent via Youtube demos,online classes, and workshops (if you are fortunate enough to live near him or be able to travel to Venice or Tuscany to attend one of his week-long workshops).
Well – since Venice or Tuscany are not in my near future, I settled for watching Tim's live demo of boats and tried my hand at it.
The painting above was my second go at it. The first is torn in half, and the back will be used for warm ups or color testing. This second one, though nothing near the talent of Tim, feels pretty good for me.
I learned a lot watching Tim (twice)! I long for the day when I will have the natural gift to know where to leave white and light so instinctively and how best to balance blending colors. And drawing is the first challenge for me, but I did it.
Thanks, Tim. I look forward to watching more of your tutorials, and maybe someday – just maybe – I'll see you in Venice! (A girl can dream can't she??!!)
My painting is for sale in our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY shop, and if it doesn't sell before September 9th, I'll be taking it to our FIRST EVER McKinneyX2Designs booth display and showing at the Lake Latonka Fall Festival!
Colleen, my daughter-in-law, (who makes extraordinary rustic signs and crafts from reclaimed pallet wood – like these autumn signs and adorable pumpkins!)
and I are excited to participate in this Festival, which is in it's 38th year. If you live anywhere nearby, we hope you will come visit!
What I did with this painting (and what I do with most all) is make it available for sale as an original and in 8×10 and 5×7 prints, which are printed on soft, 100% cotton watercolor rag paper that look almost like an original.
I also make my watercolor prints into cards on Solar White 80lb Super Smooth Card Stock and box them in sets with envelopes and tiny gold bows.
Check us out on Facebook or Etsy or visit us in person at the Festival next month! We'll be the ones who are laughing loud and having fun!
Cheers & Hugs,