Now that the holiday season is winding down, you may be looking for a project or two to refresh your watercolor skills before our usual class schedule resumes.
As always, daily sketching and painting will keep you busy and be an enjoyable way to get your art skills going again. Charlie O’Shields has his January prompts ready at doodlewash.com. Here’s what he says about next month:
“January is the start of winter and the days can be a bit dark and gray. Thankfully, with the help of a sketchbook, a bit of creativity, and lots of lovely color any day can be made bright and beautiful. So, this month is a celebration of colorful things from flamingos to macarons. And a wonderful chance to practice with color, try new mixes and have a totally delightful time in the process!”
Another option is to join a Facebook group that inspires your watercolor creativity.
Two Facebook groups that I enjoy are Watercolor Enthusiasts
Each of the other two above mentioned FB groups have challenges of their own.
1. The challenge at 30x30 Watercolor is to paint directly without any preliminary drawing. This group is the home base for a participatory art project started in 2019 and hosted by Marc Taro Holmes and Uma Kelkar.
2. Here’s what Watercolor Enthusiasts did for their December Challenge:
“Here comes our DECEMBER CHALLENGE! Let's get creative, take out your brushes and paint "Magical Forest". The winning entry will be published as the group's banner. This time it is also a Member's Choice: a winner will be chosen by the number of "likes" given by members.”
Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/136128046842511/?ref=share to see the winning artwork.