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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

A Creative Kickstart

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World Watercolor Month has given me the creative kick in the butt I needed to get back to painting. I’ve dabbled a little in drawing and painting recently but most of my creative energy has been focused elsewhere – Specifically on growing my web design and social media marketing business.

Once I heard that Charlie from doodlewashΒ got July officially named World Watercolor Month, I knew painting would be my focus for the month. It’s funny how we may want to do something like focus on painting or our health, but it takes outside influences to get us to make it happen.

The dayΒ before the start, I prepped paper by taping it down onto several boards. I walked around our garden taking photos for inspiration and reference. My goal is to paint every day, not necessarily have a final piece to post – just paint every day. It’s not too late to join in! Learn more about World Watercolor Month here.

Montauk daisies #worldwatercolormonth

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

25 thoughts on “A Creative Kickstart

  1. I love the flowers. They are my favorite to paint. While doing the watercolor month I have drawing other things to expand my creativity. Thanks for sharing!

  2. WWM is such a great idea and the motivator. I love participating! πŸ™‚ BTW, I’m following you on Instagram! πŸ˜€

  3. I love your painting style, Eileen! Your flowers are beautiful! πŸ™‚ I am trying to paint in watercolor every day too!

  4. really nice, I’m loving the dark backgrounds

  5. Beautiful paintings, love the delicate combination between the ink and watercolors…brilliant!

  6. Beautiful!! 😍And yay that WWM kicked your butt…wait…I of course mean that it gave you a creative kick!! So thrilled you’re participating, Eileen! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  7. …and I like ogling others’ watercolour efforts…love these flowers, Eileen! If you have trouble finding subjects, just make it up from your mind…abstractions, you know, or not!! I bet they’d be very colourful. πŸ˜‰

  8. I love the green background and the texture you created with the watercolors. Beautiful!

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