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A few months ago after crashing and burning with acrylic paints (I attempted to abstract paint, panicked and painted a tree) I decided I still needed to scratch my painting itch and got myself some watercolours.

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I’ve always enjoyed art but found that I’ve never been that great with painting. I want to be though. I started off with some little doodles and began to slowly work my way up. 

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I think I need a different brush for writing. This was quite difficult with the one I had and I’m not completely happy with how it came out.

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This was just plain silly.

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And then I came out with this. I have a bad feeling that I hit my peak too early because I haven’t been able to replicate this standard since. I was so proud of this Petra picture compared to my other attempts at watercolours. Maybe I’ll try some more architectural landmarks…

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The response this got from my parents was stop painting food. I just can’t help myself apparently. I like the overall picture but I think the hand looks a bit awkward. I was never great at putting the human form on paper.

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Then I tried just to go with it and randomly paint flowers out of my head. It did not go well. Closeup it’s nice – I haven’t provided the zoomed out version because it’s just weird.

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Then finally, sorry mum and dad, I painted food again! Doughnuts are so fun though. I enjoyed doing these. They might just make a good pattern actually.

Also, the first photo of this post is something I did. It’s the latest thing I’ve done at the time of this post and I’m quite proud of it. Not bad compared to my other ones. I was especially pleased with the roses. I might paint some of those again. So the only thing left now is to just keep going. Practice makes perfect.

What are you practicing?

1 Comment

  • Liz
    18th August 2015 at 6:48 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with painting food! I love the ice cream and the doughnuts…
    I’m always envious of people who are good with arts and craft projects. I’m supposed to be making a patchwork quilt at the moment but it’s sitting under my bed feeling unloved…

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

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