World Watercolor Month 2017

World Watercolor Month has come to an end.  This year I completed 19 painting out of 31 which is less then what I did last year.  It always fun and a challenge to participate in World Watercolor month. The challenge to paint something each day and to use that creativity side of our brain that most of us don’t use.  The fun part is just having fun doing it.  No need to stress whether your watercolor painting sucks.  Just enjoy what you are doing and maybe laugh that your art work looks like a 6 years old art work or that you may have some hidden talent.

My 3rd Journal Full

I’ve recently filled up my 3rd journal. Its filled with written journal entries along with watercolor portrait paintings and other things. For this journal I used the portrait travel journal that I brought at Hobby Lobby. Its a perfect size journal that you can take with you every where you go.  Compared to my second journal a strathmore mixed media which is about the same size, this portrait travel journal was much easier to keep open as I work in it. I was hoping to to use my dip ink fountain pen, but it bleed through the paper. Using regular pen was okay. The paper did hold up when I use watercolor.  Sometimes after watercolor dried the colors would sometime stain the paper next to it.  The same thing would happen when I drew something using the Faber castell artist pen.