Lily 2 – January 25

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia O’Keeffe    IMG_1775.JPG

January 15 – All Lily

Working on doing a Big painting of this Lily.img_1731-2

January 10th – All Lily& Amelia

So I bought some lilies for inspiration. Plus I found a great quote from Amelia Earhart about trying what has not been done before, “Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.” This is a little trickier for art than flying, but maybe not… anyway here is my Lily painting so far!img_1727

January 9th Blue Monday

It’s a blue Monday for me, rain usually means good painting, but today is an exception. IMG_1717.JPGIMG_1716.JPG

January 8 Watercolor of a stormy sky

Okay so trying to do a sunset and the vibrant colors are such a contrast with the grays of the weather today. img_1720

January 7, 2017

Rain is good weather for watercolor painters, that moisture in the air gives us more time to develop what is happening on the surface of our painting. So, for the next two days I should be able to have a lot of fun seeing what develops!img_1718

Sarah the Watercolor Artist 2017 Blog

My goal for the year is to overcome the fear I sometimes feel when doing a watercolor painting. The start of a work is always full of hope and vision, and somewhere along the way, the paint takes on a life of its own and I feel a little bit scared of the direction it is going. My goal is to embrace the unexpected delights and directions that watercolor naturally presents to the artist. This blog will serve as a place to document insights I gain this year into the creative process. I am also setting aside every Monday as an “Artists Date”, a day to watercolor and have fun, a day that is always reserved for painting.