Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Year's Resolution

Windarra # 1 - watercolour on paper 120mm x 120mm
©Carol Lee Beckx
I made a promise to myself that this year I would do something EVERY day, either a small painting or a drawing. I have been inspired to do this by a number of fine artists who do this every day regardless. One of these is Loriann Signori who recently won a Making a Mark award for her daily paintings. Another is Lisa Daria whose small paintings are a delight.She is also an award winner.

So I made a start yesterday with this small sketch of the stream and trees at Windarra, where I am now living. I didn't get around to posting it the same day though so I will have to do better! So this is really yesterdays' painting.

As I don't yet have a studio space set up, doing these small watercolours serve a dual function. I can do some painting with the minimum of space and fuss, and I can also get back into the swing of working in watercolours again.