While watercolor has been my artistic first love for a while and I thought I would not move on from it until I had gotten it perfect... I learned something this weekend while pushing around acrylic paints. Some of the same mistakes I make in watercolor translate to other mediums. It was pointed out to me that in the process of painting and enjoying the wonderful feel of applying paint I got lost (not always a bad thing) but in this case it leads to me not paying attention and making poor decisions in the painting. My watercolor instructor Arthur Gilmore is probably smiling as he reads this because I think I finally get what he was saying. That being said I need to work on my focus and attention to the design of the painting. It really does not mean I can't paint in other mediums. I think if I solve this creative wandering in any of the mediums it will apply to all since it is about my process and how I work. So While I am going to have a plan (somewhat) about my future artistic endeavors I am going to try any and all mediums that interest me along the way. Ultimately this may bring me full circle and make me an even better watercolorist.
Look for new things from me this summer as I explore acrylics, which I like and oils which I have always wanted to do once I got good enough. There will even be a lot more drawing in my future. Keep coming back I'll surprise you with new things.
Keep Makin' Art!