Some years ago, in my
mid fifties, I tried my hand at watercolours. My initial efforts were awful
but I enjoyed the painting. Though I will never be a great artist, I want to
share my experience in the hope of encouraging others to "have a go", as I
did. It's not about the end results but the enjoyment of the journey.
These are the words of Frank Clarke in his inspirational book 'Paintbox'. I publish how I got on with his lessons in the hope of encouraging others to try for themselves. I genuinely believe that if I could do it, anyone can do it.
I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later ... I've created a blog in order to add an extra dimension to my web site. It gives me a place where I can regularly describe my artistic journey without the demands of having to frequently update web pages. Please drop in and have a look.
I love Fuchsia's and they are my all time favourite garden plant. I'm far from an expert but have reasonable success at growing them and wish to pass on my own methods of caring for them including how I take cuttings and how I keep them over the winter here in the UK.
For all of you who have ever
considered having a go at watercolours, these pages are dedicated to
displaying some of my complete disasters, in the hope that you will feel
less intimidated by your own mistakes.
I genuinely want to encourage
you to have-a-go with watercolours. Why not join my new Forum. We are all
novices and doing our best to support and help each other. You'll be made very welcome.
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