Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Watercolors 1

Hi!
Hope you've all had a WONDERFUL Christmas break. I have but the Days fly by so fast and on Tuesday it's back to work. I had so many things I wanted to do and so many friends I wanted to see, but...
I'm actually here to share a New Year's resolution I made - I usually don't make any but this year I did. I want to start painting watercolors again and I made a promise to myself to do so (-:
I used to paint a lot when I was younger, but then I've neglected it - I found cardmaking which has taken up most of my crafting time lately - I LOVE it but after seeing some wonderful Pictures at design seeds I realized how much I missed painting.

When Christmas break started I took out my colors and paper and made this Little sketch painting


inspired by this image:

 
I think you've all heard about design seeds - it's a wonderful source for inspiration, but if not, here's a link; DESIGN SEEDS


I soon realized I didn't have the same feeling for it as I used to - I guess you can't leave it for 10 years and then expect to just pick it up where you left...
So my New Year's resolution is to start from the beginning again, practising the basics, try the techniques I used to be good at etc. To put a little pressure on myself I decided to post about my journey  here on my blog and I'm going to call it Watercolor Sundays.

 
My first "lesson" was skies. I devided my sheet into six small Squares and tried different techniques for each of them, dry on wet, wet on wet, spattering chineese White for snow etc.

I'm off to gym class, but will hopefully find time for some more skies later this afternoon.

Hugs, Karin

25 comments:

Elena said...

Oh Karin, you are so talented! I hope you share some tips and techniques with us along the way. Your bunny is so gorgeous!

Gabi MeWi said...

Right decision to watercolor again...beautiful little paintings.

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness Karin, these are amazing! You've made the right choice to start painting again - please share your work as I'm loving what I see so far, Jo x

Petti said...

Beautiful!

Gerdine said...

Wow!!

Kara said...

Beautiful!!

Lin said...

Karin, you definitely have a talent for watercoloring, and I think your resolution was a good one! Looking forward to your journey - Happy New Year!

Annette Allen said...

wow you are a true artist.. this is GORGEOUS.. thanks for sharing..

Marybeth said...

I love your water colors. What a gift you have been given. Can't wait to see moreTFS.

Rachel B. said...

Le lapin est magnifique! Et les ciels superbes! Ils pourraient être utilisés pour faire de très jolis arrières plans pour des cartes de voeux. Si un jour l'envie te prend de faire des tutoriels vidéos sur la peinture aquarelle je suis intéressée!

Karen Haman said...

Wowzers - that rabbit is gorgeous! And your sky scenes - they make me remember why watercolor is my favorite medium. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

Your talents amaze me Karin!! This bunny is darling!!

Indy said...

Karin,
You are truly amazing! Best wishes on your watercoloring journey!
Hugs,
Debbie

~amy~ said...

Karin, I love your talent.♥

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! How talented you are! This is gorgeous, I hope you will share more!

Happy Dance said...

Amazing. What a wonderful gift you have. Me, on a good day, I can draw stick people, lol! It's a real treat to see your additional talents. Beautiful. Bev

Jay Gee said...

Wow Karin you are amazing! The bunny is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see more :)

Bumblebee said...

Beautiful, you're so talented! Can't wait to see more.x

Angela Fehr said...

Hi Karin! Love seeing your watercolours! You have a lovely looseness to your sketches that many painters try for a long time to achieve. Can't wait to see more! (and thanks also for joining my Skillshare watercolour course!)

Rachel W K said...

beyond beautiful. please keep painting and please keep sharing them with us!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!

jc2711 said...

If Bunny needs a home, there is one here for him!!

Jackie

Kelly S. said...

Oh Karin, you are so talented! I want to see more, so you better keep it up! Gorgeous paintings!!!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Another WOW! from me!
Your Rabbit is just gorgeous-I love him,
and your sky samples are beautiful too :)
Nessa xxxx

cards said...

Karin, I am inspired by your resolution to start watercolour painting again. I have been using watercolour techniques a lot on my cards lately but like you I want to paint again. So I might set myself a similar goal.
Your rabbit is impressive.
Heather T