Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Watercolors - WOOHOO - I kept my New Year's Resolution!!!

WOW! This is the last Sunday of the Year and I can happily tell you that I kept my New Year's resolution - to start painting watercolors again. For those of you who are new to my blog, I used to paint and draw a lot when I was younger, but somehow I stopped. Last year my dear bloggie friend Angela Fehr inspired me, through her beautiful paintings, to take it up again and on New Yaers eve last Year I made a resolution to start painting more regularly and try to get back to where I was 10-15 years ago. And to put some pressure on myself I promised to share the journey here on the blog.

I don't think I am back yet,  but watercolor is a difficult medium to work with - it is hard for a teacher like me to let go of control and let the color behave the way it wants to. "No fiddling" is key to success - but oh so difficult to live by.





(This one was inspired by a watercolorpainting I had cut out from a Magazine long ago, unfortunately, I hadn't noted the artist's name. )

If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors


 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected some favorites)



Here are some older paintings;


Plein air painting from NZ



 

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hugs, Karin

19 comments:

Sarah Gray said...

I am glad you kept your resolution this year - I have loved seeing your Sunday watercolours! I hope you are planning to keep going in 2015. These are beautiful - love the light from the snow in both pictures :) Wishing you all the best for a happy new year, Karin!

Dotty Jo x said...

Your watercolours are fabulous, Karin! Always such a treat for the eyes and good for the soul too. So glad you kept your resolution and shared your talent with your blog friends, Jo x

icardeveryone01 said...

Karin I adore your Sunday watercolor series and think it is a resolution you must continue into 2015 - for all of us!!
Thank you...
=] Michele

Vicki Dutcher said...

I agree with Michele -- I hope you continue to share with us -- I think your water coloring is amazing. It inspires me to at least pick up my brush! :)

Janet said...

Beautiful, I love looking at your watercolors,it is one of the highlights of my Sunday! Please continue to paint and post these wonderful watercolors!

Miriam Prantner said...

You astound me every week! Your painting is gorgeous, I just love that winter scene, I look forward to your Sunday posts!

Lisa said...

I enjoy your watercolor art so much Karin and hope to see loads more in 2015!!

~amy~ said...

Oh Karin, your work is absolutely gorgeous.
Happy New Year!

Audrey Pettit said...

I think you are incredibly talented, Karin! I sure wish I could paint, or draw, in any medium, but it is well beyond me. Congratulations on keeping up with your resolution, as that is truly not easy to do~ Happy New Year to you!

Indy said...

Wow (again!) I am so amazed with your talent! May you have a very happy New Year!
Debbie

KayM said...

Oh my heavens!! Karin these are absolutely gorgeous!! You are quite the artist! And yes, watercolor is a difficult medium to work with. I watercolored years ago too. Congratulations on keeping your new years resolution!!

Marybeth said...

Karin.......your watercolors are amazing......I am so glad you are sharing them with us. When I was youg I so wanted,to be a watercolor artist......you are living the dream! You are so gifted! Hope you have a Blesed 2015!

Barb Ghig said...

What a lovely way to start my day...your water coloring is absolutely GORGEOUS, Karin! I know water coloring is a difficult medium, and I'm so glad you made a commitment and stood by it...your work is just beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing this selection with us, and for the link to your Pinterest board! Happy New Year to you!

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness Karin, you are an amazing watercolour artist! Your watercolours are absolutely stunning! I am off to look at your Pinterest board now...

Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa H said...

beautiful!!! I especially love the lake painting. The lighting is wonderful. =)

Barb Turpin said...

Love the shadows on the snow...beautiful!

Linda H said...

These are amazing! The snow and beach scenes are gorgeous!

Angela Fehr said...

I'm so proud of you, Karin! And so glad you were brave enough to share your paintings through the year. Watercolour is such a wonderful medium and I'm very humbled to think that you were inspired by my work to venture into watercolour again. I love seeing what you create every week.

SonjaK said...

I always love your watercoloring. That squirrel is truly amazing!!