Following My Heart – Watercolour Progress

This morning Pauline at The Contented Crafter posted a lovely post containing some beautiful photos to help improve our sense of well being. Unfortunately life is made out of both positives and negatives. So to balance Pauline’s beautiful pics I thought I’d post a pics of my first proper watercolour painting.

In the last few weeks there has been technique learning/practising and experimenting…Β Β 

Quite a few of small practice pictures…

And after 6 weeks of owning some watercolour paints, I’ve finally produced a bigger picture…


It’s a little old fashioned, because I followed a project in an old book. There’s also a fair few things to be improved, but considering I’ve only owned a box of watercolour paints for six weeks, I’m pretty jolly pleased.

Be kind. Stay safe. Stay well.

Bekki x

22 thoughts on “Following My Heart – Watercolour Progress

  1. Your geese and cottage are lovely. Has watercolour overtaken your drawing as your heart’s delight or are you running both in tandem?
    I nearly flung my needle felted portrait of Stan in the bin yesterday as I WhatsApped a photo of it to Mlle. T. the Elder and she WhatsApped me back a link to Munch’s ‘The Scream’. 😱. I felt very discouraged. I’m over it now and just redoing the eyes.
    ‘Everyone’s a critic’ – as my Dad used to say.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. I do like the geese. I’ve named them all.
      Sort of – although this week has been so odd, I’ve done neither – I’m drawing tonal sketches to help guide me before I paint, so doing both, but sketches don’t have to have shading done so well. Or I should say that’s the plan. So far the only new sketching has been a chicken’s head and neck.
      Ignore them, they’re you’re children. They’re bound to take the mickey.
      Your dad was, of course, right.


  2. Oh good heavens Bekki! You’ve got this for sure! I see where you allowed the paint to do its watercoloury thing and makes the shading on the cottages to perfection. I am not a water colourist – it’s NOT MY THING at all but I love to see what others do with it and now and again I have another go and make a hash πŸ™‚ We all have our things don’t we and it is really obvious you’ve found yours. Can’t wait to see where you are with it in say mid- summer……

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. I am very pleased with my progress. I have been trying to learn and practice as much as I can. It’s also amazing that getting better results is a lot about mindset/attitude – not panicking, not fiddling too long and focus.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s