I received my BFA in Painting. I had decided to pursue photography full time upon graduating. However, switching majors and extending school (and tuition) for another few years seemed pointless. So the last few years of school I focused on photography.
But I never gave up painting. I continued to take painting classes- namely in watercolor.
It’s a terrible medium- one little mistake can ruin an entire painting (and you can’t “paint” over the mistake like oil or acrylic). But the transparency and watery effects of watercolor cannot be replicated.
You will notice that the majority of these artists do not paint flowers. I can’t stand flower paintings (can you say “overdone”).
These are the first watercolors I have painted in the past decade.
They suck. But they are a starting point.
While I am continuing to photograph weddings, maternity, and portraits, I look forward to delving into resource materials for upcoming paintings- my two file cabinets of 35mm slides (and 5 external hard drives of the hi-res scans).
So, in addition to having another baby this month, continuing to shoot weddings, trying to find time to exercise, I have added another endeavor to my list.
Who’s up for another pot of coffee? Do you wonder why I don’t sleep?