So an all-day workshop around using watercolor in your nature journaling, taught by Elizabeth Ellison, a wonderful artist based in Bryson City, NC at the NC Arboretum, was a wonderful way to encourage myself towards some watercolor artistic expression.
I've never done watercolors before (aside from pen and ink colored ones), with only a dabble into watercolor pencils, but have always loved watercolor art (and wanted to do it.)
I had a totally fun day -- great to learn some techniques and play with color. I'm signed up for another class (much longer) in a couple of weeks. It'll be fun.
Here are some of my impressions of trees and mountains, and a container planting (our "subjects" today).
|mountains, evergreen trees, and deciduous trees|
|evergreen and deciduous trees|
|inspired by a container planting!|
|heading off with (pristine) art supplies|