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 doodlewash 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 day 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.
25 thoughts on “A Creative Kickstart”
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!
Thank you so much. Flowers were an easy choice with everything in bloom but I’m looking for other things to paint. I’ve been trying several beach scenes but am struggling with the water.
WWM is such a great idea and the motivator. I love participating! 🙂 BTW, I’m following you on Instagram! 😀
It is such a motivator! I just followed you back on Instagram 😉
It definitely is! 😀 Glad we can follow each other on Instagram. 🙂
I love your painting style, Eileen! Your flowers are beautiful! 🙂 I am trying to paint in watercolor every day too!
Thanks Jill! Need to find some other subjects 😄
Veggies and fruit are really fun to paint! 😄🍇🍒
That’s a good idea. I’ve had fun painting them in the past. 😀
really nice, I’m loving the dark backgrounds
Thank you Nicola!
Thank you Jodi! ☺️
Beautiful paintings, love the delicate combination between the ink and watercolors…brilliant!
Thank you so much Haunani! 😀
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! 😃😃
😂😂 it’s fun to be part of something from the beginning. And know the founding Father. 😄
Yay!! And Haha! That makes me sound so important! Ooooo…I need a powdered wig! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to wear one!! Lol
Your next painting…you with a powdered wig! 😂😂
Yikes!! That would be terrifying! Lol
…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. 😉
Thank you Janina! I’m not great with abstract 😄.
practise, practise, practise…that’s all it takes, as you would know! Less is more is often the key to finding abstracts in whatever you’re looking at. Or else go really messy! Cheeri-pip!
I love the green background and the texture you created with the watercolors. Beautiful!
Thank you Jade 😀