Watercolorist Carol Sue Witt shares a spectacular collection of paintings that present the spontaneity of her medium. Look at much more of her portfolio on her web-site.
My primary objective in portray has been to seize a instant, a feeling but the more I paint, the more I comprehend what I really want to seize is you. I want you to sense an emotion, recall a second or even want to specific oneself with the magic of watercolor.
Why watercolor? The mixing of transparent colors results in a new result. The unexpected designs force me to examine aspects that I could hardly ever foresee, creating each individual painting a discovery.
As a military services brat touring the earth with my mom and dad, I normally carried my art with me. I was extra prolific than precise. Somewhere along the way I gained a compact watercolor set—and the brush freed me.
When I was in ninth quality, residing in Munich in a US Army elaborate, I was authorized to paint the three-tale home windows of our quarters for the holidays. With the lights on all evening, it experienced the magical physical appearance of stained glass. It even designed the newspaper!
For the first time, I recognized that other persons might like my artwork that it could be a delight for them, not just for me.
My superior college artwork teacher created her mark, and as I headed off to school I completely supposed to design my job on hers by getting a degree in Art Instruction. With the Vietnam war at the forefront, I located I could not keep concentrated on my scientific studies, so with a very well-shelling out occupation in hand (I have usually had a passion for sales!) I left higher education with out finding my diploma and established aside my creative ambitions for some time.
Artwork, nonetheless, was normally in my life—from doing the job on wall murals to staying the “Art Lady” at my children’s educational institutions to painting home portraits and making posters for situations. Inevitably, I recognized that portray for other people was delaying my very own art. In the 90’s, I began using courses all over again, at some point getting a founding member of the St. Louis Watercolor Culture.
I have also been motivated by workshops I have taken led by outstanding instructors. I continue to take pleasure in discovering the procedures of admired artists this sort of as Joe Fettingis, Carol Carter and Lian Quan Zhen.
Now dwelling in Austin, I have occur total circle. I have located my personal watercolor group and voice—both as a creator and as an educator. In 2020, I obtained my signature in the Texas Watercolor Society.
Past yr, I realized a lifelong desire and revealed my method in my workbook Paint with me…watercolor my way. Involved in the 10 classes I supply in my book is my approach of commencing with an underpainting. The unpredictable styles it produces and the designs that surface are far much more intriguing to me than open space.
They are unplanned, surprise happenings that can be seen through the levels that add a wealthy tapestry of texture, rhythm and colour.
I program to continue on portray and educating and have commenced a next workbook titled Late Bloomer (I imagine I am just one) encouraged by all of nature’s elegance.
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