For the past couple of days I have been wondering how I could get a touch of nature into my artwork. I am generally an indoors person in the fact that I adore technology and the wonderful things that it can offer; as such I always feel guilty that I am not out discovering ‘the great outdoors’ as much as I should do. So I was wondering if it would be possible for me to bring the outdoors, indoors.
The only way I have ever approached doing this is by drawing and/or painting it. So when I got my hands on Painting Watercolour Landscapes – The Easy Way, I was absolutely thrilled. But. It’s not easy. Nothing about it is easy. And after giving some of the simplest tasks a try, I can happily say that watercolours are not for me! And nor is realism. So, I’ll have to think of another way to bring natures influence into my work!
I have a couple of ideas that are forming on how to achieve this, but there are a few logistical things I need to get over before I give it a go, so other than this I don’t really want to say to much about it. Wow, that was vague and entirely pointless, sorry! But i am a bit excited about it and don’t want to get in to deep if it’s something I find that I can’t actually do.
The whole watercolour process wasn’t for me though, as much as I wanted it to be. I could feel myself getting more and more down spirited the more I painted! I think thats what this journey is about for me. Finding things that work and rubbing out the things that don’t.
I don’t know what it was about watercolours and realism here, but I just kept hearing that inner voice telling me this wasn’t my calling or I couldn’t do this! So I struggled, even with these simple offerings.
Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be heading in this direction again in a hurry. It’s a shame, because I think there is something very magical about watercolours – but that’s okay, I can still admire the works of others in this medium.