Jim got me a watercolor set for Christmas. I've been wanting to try out watercolor painting for a while- I've never done it (or any other painting) before. I just love the washes and the blending, the way the paint behaves, and the things I've seen others do with it. So, why not try it for myself as a little winter hobby?
Armed with several library books on topic I painted for four hours yesterday afternoon. I need quite a bit of practice, but I have enjoyed it.
Things I have on my side: Good knowledge of color, composition, and photograph/subject inspiration.
Things against me: Lack of experience, talent, and patience.
I am keeping on. I painted a lovely parakeet yesterday , as well as a peacock today. Both are satisfactory, if not beginner-level. Above is my first acceptable painting- a "honey bird" as Hudson calls it.