I did it! With the support of #30x30Direct Watercolor I was able to accomplish my goal of painting daily for the month of June this year. Here are the results:
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
So school’s out and summer vacation has begun! This is true especially for me. For the past few years I have been teaching watercolor continuously through fall, winter and spring quarters with a few workshops sprinkled in during the summer. I have even held 8 week classes on Zoom for both summers during the Pandemic so far.
It’s time I took a break. I need to recharge my creative energy and work on some paintings that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
What better way to jump start my journey than the annual 30x30 Direct Watercolor Challenge hosted by Uma Kelkar and Marc Taro Holmes. We’re starting on June 1, 2022, with the intention to paint a watercolor a day without any preliminary pencil drawing and post on the 30x30DirectWatercolor Facebook group. Here’s more information about this free challenge open to anyone. https://www.umakelkar.com/2022/04/30x30directwatercolor-2022/
My goal is to show up and paint. It will be just me in my studio creating what I personally feel like doing. One of my goals is to work on balancing my compositions with more dark values. We’ll see what other skills I can develop to the next level as well.
I’ll be posting each day in June on my Instagram and Facebook page as well as the official Direct Watercolor Facebook group.
Friday, February 18, 2022
The Skylight Room promises to resound with welcoming expressions and extra creative energy on Friday mornings this Spring. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, with *health protocols in place, we will finally meet in person for 8 weeks of stimulating watercolor classes. We can’t wait to see you!
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