Monday, February 18, 2008
It's time to start blogging...
This has been a long time in the works, so bear with me as I tread this new ground with my elephant feet.
I've been working with watercolor since 1997. My need to expand on pen & ink and pencil sketches led me to look for a new medium. Oils were out - too much work to clean the brushes, which would inevitably mean that it would be too costly for me because:
a) I had a tendency towards laziness then (of course, I've cleaned up my act since then) which translates into the brushes piling up with hardened paint crusting the bristles, and of course I would have to run out and buy another brush
b) I had (and still have) expensive tastes for fine instruments. No dollar store brush would work for me (although now, I admit, I find cheap brushes have their uses here and there)
So that ruled out Acrylic too, leaving me with Watercolor. From there it has been a wonderful journey of discovery, and the learning never ends.
Join me on this journey and share your travels with me!