So I have over the last couple of years dabbled with watercolour, slowly I had began to like it…..previously I had avoided it, thinking it was an uncontrollable medium, where detail was hard to achieve. I now realise it is the ‘ mind of its own’ nature that is so appealing, and as for huge detail? Well does it really matter. Worldwatercolor month was really great for me, and what’s more, I had no idea of the benefits it would have, the thought of painting and posting each day was something I imagined I would fault on in the first week, with work and the horses to take priority. But my committed side shone through and with a great world group of fellow painters all inspiring each other, I did not want to let the side down. Now that the month of July has past, and worldwatercolormonth waved goodbye, I find myself still grabbing the watercolours lovingly. How brilliant that Charlie at doodlewash has continued the love for watercolour with #worldwatercolorgroup.
I have found during the month that my horses have improved, I don’t fear ‘ whole body’ of the horse as I used to. I discovered less paint is beneficial, with a subtle look. Being patient, let the paint dry! Oh and I found a new love, watercolour is up there with the oils I love …..it’s a different look, and that’s good, it’s less messy, less time consuming, and no odour…..just not quite as big as the 1.20m canvases I am in love with. But would I want to do a watercolour that big? Actually yes, but I am not ready for that yet….and where do you buy that size paper from?
Todays post is of two horses…..one this afternoon, and one this evening, ( nearly the end of my holiday, it’s been great riding and painting).