Adventures In Watercolor: Isolation Art, part I

As I’ve mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been using this extra time during the isolation/social distancing period to get back into my watercolors. I had this idea of painting a series of landscapes based on places I’ve traveled to, and another series of flowers in our garden, but I’m not good enough to paint on my own yet, so I’ve only been practicing with Youtube tutorials like makoccino, Draw with Shiba, and Karen Rice. What I really like about these channels is that they don’t require a lot of drawing. I can’t draw to save my life, so they’re perfect for me. I’m still struggling to control my washes – they often end up too light or too heavy – and my brushstrokes are terrible, but at least I’m having fun, and that’s all that matters (uh, I may have just inadvertently quoted “Father Ted” there. Been rewatching that a lot too.)

Anyway, on to the paintings:

I may paint more as long as the isolation lasts, so stay tuned!

6 Comments on “Adventures In Watercolor: Isolation Art, part I”

  1. Mike says:

    Salazar,these are AMAZING!!! You’re doing great and I’m so happy to see that you are still painting. Yours are far better than mine. Oftentimes, they come out rather “muddy” and the colors don’t often blend well (check out some of my latest ones on my blog). But I’m mostly self taught, so that’s to be expected. I may check out some of those tutorial videos that you mentioned. I need to work on my technique.

    Again, these are really great and I’m so proud to see how far you’ve come along in your art. Seeing you paint inspires me to keep painting and trying my best too.
    In the midst of this pandemic, with our need to physical distance and lockdown, we still find a bright side to all this; creating any illusion that we want (a quote often used by one of my favorite artists, Bob Ross).

    Keep going!

  2. Wow! You are so talented! These water color paintings are amazing! The ones with the poppies are my favorites.

  3. Mike says:

    Salazar, here’s a link to a YouTube video with a drawing professor, David Brody.

    This is the professor that I’m currently watching on DVD (where I got the idea for Hopper’s “Carolina Morning”). He does painting lectures too, which I’m also watching. It’s part of The Great Courses series that I recently discovered.
    I’ve added Shiba and Karen Rice’s videos to my YouTube history so that I can watch whenever I want. Thanks for the links!

  4. Kezzie says:

    These are utterly beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Linh Ngan Bui says:

    Can i have the last one? Poppy flowers 😍

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