Tuesday, May 31, 2022

June, 2022, My Direct Watercolor Project, Day Zero

👋😎 Hello!

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. 

Day Zero

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/

Looks like we’re going to have a bumper crop of roses on the studio wall this year.

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.

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