Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Week 2, Day 3 Is Getting Creative! Part 2

This morning I found myself with some solitary time....unusual for a Wed, because my hubby doesn't work and I homeschool my son (they were both asleep).  I was thinking back on when I loved to do watercolors and was fairly good and decided that this week, my creative venture would be a watercolor painting. 
This is a picture I painted when I was in
High School.  One of the few I still have.

I looked through my supplies and found a pack of watercolors, my old brushes, a sponge and some watercolor paper.  Can't believe I had everything I needed.  So I used the sketch of the iron Fleur-de-lis and got to work.

The Final Image:

The Process:
I started with a light sketch on the paper, then I got my paints ready and wet my paper down.

Sketching the image

Putting out my paints

Sample of the paint colors I chose

Wetting down my paper

Then I started to mix my colors, and paint.  

It's been years since I have painted, so I'm proud of what I have done.  Although after I finished it, I realized I didn't even look at the photo -- Oh well!

What do you think?  Are you inspired to pick up some paints and see what you can do?  If you do, take a picture and post to my flickr group!!  I'd love to see it.


klhood said...

I like it. You haven't lost your touch.

D said...

Can you teach me how to do that? I love to paint, but mine never turn out like that!!!!