Painting : Ella Masters
I have painted in watercolours as long as i can remember, it is my most favorite thing in the world. To sit with a plain piece of paper and have the control, accuracy and determination to get the painting perfect is what i love. A lot of people have told me it is one of the hardest painting techniques to master. But it is pretty simple, its like anything in life it takes a lot of hours and hard work to get perfect or even near perfect.
My dad bought my first set of watercolours when i was 10, i think i did well at school, so as well done he took me to my favorite place, Boville Wrights a little art shop in town and i picked the little field pallet i truly had never been so excited. I set about painting everything and anything i saw. At first i didn’t mix the colours just splodged it on the page, without a care for blending or tone. Who really cares for that anyway i was having to much fun…and if i am honest that is still what i do and how i feel about painting in watercolours.
This isn’t really a tutorial blog just a few glimpses into my newest set of watercolour women as i went along from drawing to painting.
Please believe me when i tell you, that you don’t have to do a degree in fine art to paint, or be and expert to use watercolours, if you love drawing, making a mess and can appreciate time then really anyone can use them. I bought a how-to-draw book when i was about 8 and that has been my only-ever teacher of art, so thats what i suggest everyone who wants to learn, to do.