I find painting with watercolors very exciting. Sometimes you don’t know exactly what will happen even with careful planning. One of my favorite techniques is to paint a loose background creating an almost “out of focus” look and then paint the subject (often a bird) with a lot of detail.
Thanks to my wonderful and supportive husband I have a new studio in my backyard. (No longer painting in my daughter’s old bedroom) It has a huge window that lets in a lot of natural light and provides a wonderful view of flowers, plants and birds in our yard.
Over the years as I developed my skills as an artist I have learned that there are many aspects of painting that bring me joy: the peacefulness of quietly painting in my studio, meeting and learning from the limitless number of artists willing to share their insight, passing on my own knowledge to those who are curious about how I work, and making many friends along the way.
I have enjoyed showing my work in galleries and participating in shows around Northern California for a number of years, but now find myself finding joy in teaching watercolor painting at galleries and in my home studio.
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