I have always admired artist and especially painters. My efforts to become a painter started this fall with an art show in the Harding University Stevens Art Gallery. The art department did a show from their summer International Programs travels around Europe. The works hung on the walls were good but I was captivated by their travel journals. One of the girls ( I can't remember her name) had a watercolor journal that was absolutely stunningly beautiful. I went to the gallery several times just to flip through her journal. I was inspired by that travel journal to try water colors myself. I started watching YouTube videos of simple paintings all the time.
I got a Windsor- Newton watercolor kit and a 12x18 Canson watercolor pad for my birthday. I cut the paper into 6x9 and 4.5x6 size pieces and started copying those YouTube artist. I am having so much fun. I have tried painting some of my own photos with limited success. I found the Waterlogue app that turns my photos into watercolor looking paintings. Seeing my photos as a painting is super helpful as I am learning to see as a painter. I always thought I could see things pretty well as a photographer, but seeing as a painter is seeing on a different level.
My photo after putting it in the Waterlogue App.
I still have a long way to go in learning to be a painter. I am having fun and that was the goal.