The World Of Watercolour


Some months ago, I suddenly decided that I wanted to have a go at watercolour painting. I don't even remember what inspired me, but it wasn't one of those passing fads that I get from time to time. I thought about it often, watched and read tutorials online and even searched for painting classes. However, true to my nature, I never really took the first step because I was afraid that I would suck so bad at it. 

I don't know what came over me but a couple of weeks ago I bought a mini watercolour set for 10 dollars and set to painting one afternoon. I was so glad I finally took the first step. I followed these these tutorials (1/2) and thanks to them I managed to paint something presentable. For my third painting I got a little bolder and just used one of my photos (Cape Schanck) as a reference. 
The feeling of learning something new is wonderful. Watercolour is not an easy skill to learn and my paintings are still very crude but I love how it is so different from all the other crafts I have done. My goal is simple, to eventually be able to paint some art that complements my home!

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  1. Hello! I have been thinking of giving watercolors a go, is there a particular brand or place you purchased your mini watercolor set from? I am in Melbourne also. Your paintings just inspired me =)

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    1. Hi there! I got the mini set from Riot Art & Craft! It has 6 paints (red, blue, green, yellow, white, black), a watercolour pad (5 sheets of postcard size watercolour paper), pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser and basic paintbrush. I would recommend getting a separate flat paint brush just so it's easier to do your background washes. It's a very basic set but pretty good for 10 dollars! Good luck with it! :)

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