I was the featured guest artist on Doodlewash yesterday!
Doodlewash is a sketching and watercolor website created by another Kansas Citian, Charlie O’Shields. They have featured numerous guest watercolor artists over the years, and I got to be the latest when my article went live yesterday. It's the first time I've been featured on someone else's site (with a much larger audience than I currently have on my own) so it's super exciting.
The post has a lot more background on me, and how I got started with watercolor, as well as about a dozen images of my work, many of which are older works in progress that wouldn't be featured in my store. I also talk a little about my favorite supplies and current artistic processes.
I still struggle a bit to think of myself as “An Artist” and feel comfortable painting. I am trying to embrace an idea of myself as a “color explorer” after reading Nita Leland’s book Confident Color last fall. So far my favorite color combo is almost always orange and blue. They look lovely on their own but also mix to make gorgeous neutrals. When I feel insecure about painting and want a quick pick me up, I often grab a tube of French Ultramarine and Quinacridone Burnt Orange and make a palette knife painting. They look a bit different every time, but there’s always something pleasing about the results to me.
Check out the full article: “Find Something Good About Every Painting"!
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Your work looks like details of some of my representational pieces where I let the watercolor do it’s own thing. These details I consider the best of my painting-you have skipped the representationalism and hot down to the best stuff. Like you I just started an online art presence although I’ve been painting for decades. I’m looking forward to following your blog!