I am wondering if any of you go on family trips and bring a sketchbook or art supplies and don't use them. Well I have done that for over 20 years with only an occasional sketch or two.
So, during July I went to a Watercolor Journaling series of classes with painting teacher
Kari Waltz up in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wildacres Retreat! It was a fully vaccinated class so that made it nice as well as open doors and windows with cool breezes and some outside painting! I highly recommend this retreat!
Here are some of Kari Waltz's lovely watercolor journal examples.
Kari documents places and faces near and far and tries to work from real life and of course takes photos for when she cannot work on site.
I wanted to take a break from my large canvas paintings and work on documenting my places and faces that I visit so that I have these treasures to keep for myself!
Usually my goal is to paint a canvas and (even if I love it) find a good home for it. So this was a nice change for me.
I think it is so important to be creative for yourself first and then if others enjoy it, what a blessing that is!
So, with that said, what have you been doing creative this summer? Cooking, gardening, traveling, fixing up the home, sketching, playing music. It all enriches our lives so let me know!
Artist musings about paintings