Watercolorist Carol Sue Witt shares a spectacular selection of paintings that show the spontaneity of her medium. Perspective a lot more of her portfolio on her website.
My major aim in painting has been to seize a instant, a experience but the far more I paint, the far more I notice what I truly want to capture is you. I want you to feel an emotion, recall a second or even want to express your self with the magic of watercolor.
Why watercolor? The mixing of clear colors produces a new outcome. The unpredicted shapes drive me to examine features that I could by no means foresee, earning every portray a discovery.
As a navy brat traveling the world with my mothers and fathers, I constantly carried my art with me. I was more prolific than specific. Somewhere along the way I obtained a compact watercolor set—and the brush freed me.
When I was in ninth grade, living in Munich in a US Military elaborate, I was authorized to paint the a few-tale home windows of our quarters for the vacations. With the lights on all night, it had the magical visual appeal of stained glass. It even created the newspaper!
For the 1st time, I realized that other people today could possibly like my artwork that it could be a delight for them, not just for me.
My superior school art trainer created her mark, and as I headed off to college or university I absolutely meant to product my profession on hers by receiving a degree in Artwork Education and learning. With the Vietnam war at the forefront, I identified I could not stay targeted on my experiments, so with a well-paying work in hand (I have constantly had a enthusiasm for sales!) I left university without receiving my degree and established apart my artistic objectives for some time.
Artwork, having said that, was often in my life—from performing on wall murals to remaining the “Art Lady” at my children’s faculties to painting property portraits and developing posters for gatherings. Finally, I realized that portray for some others was delaying my individual artwork. In the 90’s, I started off taking lessons again, eventually turning out to be a founding member of the St. Louis Watercolor Modern society.
I’ve also been affected by workshops I’ve taken led by superb instructors. I however get pleasure from discovering the techniques of admired artists this sort of as Joe Fettingis, Carol Carter and Lian Quan Zhen.
Now living in Austin, I have occur total circle. I’ve uncovered my own watercolor team and voice—both as a creator and as an educator. In 2020, I acquired my signature in the Texas Watercolor Modern society.
Past 12 months, I realized a lifelong desire and published my method in my workbook Paint with me…watercolor my way. Included in the 10 lessons I offer in my book is my system of starting off with an underpainting. The unpredictable designs it generates and the designs that seem are much far more intriguing to me than open up house.
They are unplanned, shock happenings that can be found as a result of the levels that include a wealthy tapestry of texture, rhythm and shade.
I strategy to proceed painting and teaching and have started out a 2nd workbook titled Late Bloomer (I assume I am one particular) influenced by all of nature’s magnificence.
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