I am the first one to admit that I am a "bad" painter.There is actually a museum of bad art: http://museumofbadart.org/
However, for some reason I can't stop painting. I love to begin and get into painting but I can never really "finish" them. When I get the itch to paint, I have to scratch it. My oils are buried in the garage and I didn't really fell like setting up an easel so I turned to watercolor.
I got these water soluble pencils years ago. I love them but I always too much water and drown out the colors.
I had two sets of watercolors: translucent and opaque. I activated them by putting a few drops of water on each pigment pan. I remember teaching kids how to do that when I was an art teacher. They always seemed surprised by how much easier than is that jamming a wet brush into a dry pan.
I had a couple of really heavy pieces of watercolor paper already cut from a big sheet. I remembered all the cold pressed and hot pressed sheets I used to keep on hand when I first started painting at 15. None of it was cheap.
After making a couple of random rainbow studies, I was out of paper. I think that I'll end of cutting up the paper and maybe making the painters into tags. Or I might collage on top of the paper. Whatever. It doesn't matter. It is art for art's sake. I feel like I haven't been very productive this summer. No scrapbooks completed or school decorations. Yet I have about a month and I am finding inspiration everywhere!
My niece Sydney and I took this selfie at Sea Base. We loved the color scheme. My classroom theme is tie-dye rainbows so I was thinking this would be a cool idea for a bulletin board!