For decades i couldn't take watercolor seriously. It never appealed to me and i think it is because i didn't believe it was capable of bright happy colors or much contrast. A few years ago, i came across a painting in a book that changed my mind. It was a waterfowl of some kind....maybe a stork....standing in a swamp. It had deep darks and bright blues and even pure white highlights. (I wish i could remember the name of the artist.) At the time, though, i was occupied with too many other things so i still didn't look into watercolor.
Recently i came across Maria Raczynska's You Tube channel and i was totally inspired. She posts videos regularly of her painting process and they are all lovely.
So far i have done several practice pieces, one commisision of three florals including calligraphy, and here is my latest attempt. It is a gift for a friend who loves roosters. :)
I have long had an interest in drawing and painting, particularly living things. Recently, i came across Will Kemp's art school. It is very well put together and i was inspired and able to pick up on quite a bit just from his free tutorials. When i have time later, i may buy one of his priced classes also. This is my first attempt at an acrylic painting since finding and studying his site. (5x7 on hardboard)