Watercolor Progress Report

Watercolor Progress Report

Although it may not seem so on Wee Folk Art, our summer was filled with much artistic expression. I've just been really, really selfish with my time, and haven't been sharing all our endeavors online, but when the fall rolls around, I'm always so much better at spending time at my computer, so I'll be sharing lots over the next several weeks 🙂

First off, I want to thank all you dear hearts that have emailed me with inquires about my watercolor progress. If you haven't done so already, you might wish to read these blog entries: Diving Into Watercolors and  Natural Versus Learned Talents where I talk about my "brush" with watercolors. It's been an unrequited desire of mine for decades, so it's been an exciting journey to finally open the paints and start exploring.

So, for those of you that have asked, or for anyone interested, I am sharing my watercolors NOT because I think they are spectacular… I have much to learn… but to hopefully encourage those of you that have yet to try some artistic endeavor, to just jump in! If I'm never great, I am enjoying each and every brush stroke! So, here are pages out of my journals, assignments really, and a couple paintings for all my girl grandbabies 🙂

To begin with, I've been playing with colors. These first view watercolors are just experimenting with various color schemes. Here are some samples of each:

Monochromatic: Blues

Complementary: red and green

Analogous Colors: Orange, yellow/orange, yellow

Primary and Secondary colors: red/yellow/blue and purple/green/orange

One of the things I wanted to be able to do was to Nature Journal, especially going into my own yard and painting the abundant flora and fauna that I see each day. Here are pages out of my journal… real life drawings and paintings.

Finally, here are some Journal Page type drawings/watercolors, that were painted for the girls' rooms. I had fun doodling then painting.



Little Lady (not framed yet)

Lots to learn, but I have a lifetime 🙂 It truly has turned into a true joy. I'll share more another time.

Photos: 9-7-13, 9-7-13



  1. Thanks for your post about natural talent vs. learned skills. I am not a natural artist, but like your quote from Picasso on FB I love to wash the dust off my soul when crafting. It’s so hard to believe you are new to watercolors but you aren’t new to other forms of art, so I think it has got to be easier. Thanks for opening your journals to us. It’s fun to take a peek. I still have an unrequited desire to paint. The supplies are now on my Christmas wishlist. Don’t stop. I’m can only imagine where you can go with this.

  2. Oh, how pretty! I love all of these, but I think my favorites are the ones you made for the girls’ rooms. So happy, bright, and joy filled 🙂

    I understand about spending more time creating and living and less time on the computer. Certainly nothing wrong with that!

  3. Very very beautiful!
    Amazing colours, it’s a pure pleasure to look at.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your paintings are amazing. You are an amazing artist. Do you draw your pictures with a Sharpie before painting them? Wow!

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