The Joy of Watercolor Painting

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been experimenting with watercolor paints in my art class to create new paintings for my greeting cards.

The first week began with mixing different colors to learn how to use the paints and see what color combinations I could come up with. Of course, it didn’t take long for me to jump into Bob Ross style painting method.

Even though watercolor was different from acrylic, I was still able to go through a lot of paintings in just minutes.

If I were to paint a still-life or portrait, it would be too time-consuming for me because I’d have to sketch everything out before I started. However, landscapes are easier because I’d start with a general idea of what I was going to paint and make it up as I go along without being too committed.

Today, while everyone showed their paintings to the class, professor Charles Chavez stated my paintings are similar to a German artist named Adolf Dehen, who’s like the Bob Ross of watercolor paints. I never realized that I painted like him!

As I continue to paint these landscapes, who knows what I’ll come up with next and I hope these paintings will sell like hotcakes, especially at Artist Alley!