This semester I’m taking a watercoloring class to fill one of my required fine arts credits. I took the class because I knew it’d be a good reason to go to the art store and spend a buttload of money on art supplies. I have legit paintbrushes, paints, a giant clipboard, and a palette. I feel soooo cool.
It makes our apartment a huge mess.
BUT it’s been so much fun to learn the strokes and techniques of watercolor. I made this lighthouse in two minutes and Diana, my teacher, loved it. I loved it too. It was the first time I looked down and thought “Yes! I’m turning this in!” and my hour long pieces got shoved in the corner. I was trying to copy some artists on YouTube and I was getting so angry and bored. So I put a timer on for two minutes and forced myself to paint like crazy. And this is what I got. The lighthouse in Sylt.
We’re now working on wet-on-wet techniques and I’m frustrated again with my painting of Flensburg.
“I feel like a four-year-old,” I said to Diana.
“That’s what you’re supposed to feel like,” she said. “You’re getting it. Just keep going.”
Phewf! Hard, but rewarding.
Are you working on a project?
How do you stay creative?
How do you keep having fun when it gets hard?