Watercolor for Beginners

Time to Paint


It feels really good to have time to paint and draw after vacation (and the time before it – shopping, prepping, and packing). I spent time Sunday starting several paintings. For me, it’s the starting that’s hard, once I have a painting “in the works” it’s easy to pull it out and work on it (unless I let too much time pass).

The three paintings were very different. You’d never guess I started them all at the same time, but they did have something in common. Before I started painting I turned to my Camera Roll on my phone for inspiration. All three were inspired by recent photos I took, or in one case, a photo I spotted on Instagram (that I took a screen capture of).

The orange gerbera daisies (my favorite flowers) were outside of the supermarket. The rooster roams around outside of my son’s friend’s neighbor’s house. Who knew you could find a rooster this close to NYC? The vintage bicycle with the lilacs was posted on Instagram by Kathleen @fadedcharmliving.
gerbera roosterpic fadedcharm

I’m trying to paint more. I had gotten away from it a bit. Not that long ago, I painted in this square size so frequently I put all the painting together and took a photo. My goal is to create another grouping of square paintings. I have a ways to go!

Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Watercolor Artist. Receive "Watercolor Basics" pdf download at visit: https://mycreativeresolution.com/newsletter/ and start learning watercolor today!

12 thoughts on “Time to Paint

  1. I enjoyed all the paintings but I loved the flowers and bicycle. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are awesome! They are each so different in approach. Those daisies jumped off my screen though… I really love them! 😍

  3. fantastic color on those daisies and your painting of the little banty rooster made me smile. Once upon a time I had one and he was feisty. 🙂

  4. I love your bicycle! Awesome painting – you even included the springs under the seat! 😍🌟 You go girl!! 💖✨🎨👍

  5. Gerberas are gorgeous, aren’t they…my faves too! Love the looseness and essence of these paintings. Your paintings collage kinda reminds me of what I see when I look at all my Saved Pictures on my cellphone. It really gives you an idea of the wonder of the creative process!

  6. The daisies are fantastic, love all the paintings, really like seeing them collected together in the large square…looks like a painted quilt and a journal ‘snap-shot’ all in one go. Very nice to see.

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