I’ve been painting with watercolors a lot this winter. My assessments of the outcomes of my “works of art” are a combination “Huh…surprisingly not bad” – “I can sort of live with that” — and “Well, I think I’ll keep it to prove to myself someday that I really did improve beyond a second grade level.”
The instructions I’m receiving are a combination of 1:1 with an accomplished artist, on-line tutorials, and open art time at the very inviting Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio where I can choose from a multitude of art media.
My in-person art instructor has had her own galleries. I stand in awe every time I go to her house for a lesson. He home is a spectacular gallery of beauty in the form of paintings, framed sketches, and other interesting eye-catchers.
As I go along piecing together techniques I’ve learned along the way, I keep in mind that someday my goal is to create beautiful impressions of places I’ve been to either from a photo, or live sitting in the midst of the beautiful scene.
For today, I painted this scene from a picture I took while cross country skiing.
This painting falls into the “I can sort of live with that” category.
Where: Saratoga State Park on the Golf Course
Why: I chose this bench scene because the seat with the back rest is a symbol of rest.
Perspective: Benches are usually located in areas with trees, grass, and wild animals. Benches inspire reflection, contemplation, and contentment.