I have never been interested in doing watercolor paintings, as they are a whole art unto themselves. But lately, I’ve been drawn to try watercolor. I have no idea where this has come from. I’ve never even really liked watercolors.
But, now that I’m paying more attention to them, I see they are really beautiful. They are delicate and so interesting. I never know exactly what a brush will do.
Yesterday at Skip Allen Paints, Skip posted ten videos showing him painting a watercolor. If you use Painter, then you really should check Skip out. He makes wonderful brushes and videos. All free. This, to me, is incredibly generous. He could be charging a whole lot of money for what he gives away.
Skip just posted a new brush set on his blog. You can download it here. They are Flower Brushes. A set of mostly watercolors including this fabulous brush, that when used with the right kind of paper, will paint flowers.
I’ve had all kinds of fun making papers to use with the flower brush.
So, yesterday, while watching Skip’s videos, I painted along and came up with these purple flowers, which look to be Hydrangea.