World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 1 Recap

Creating 31 watercolors in 31 days seems a little daunting, but keeping up so far has been fun.  I’ll start here with Day 2 because Day 1 had it’s own post.

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 7-Playing Games

Day 7-Playing Games

I post daily on Instagram, but in order not to flood email inboxes, a weekly recap seems to be the best option.   Also, because many of the daily prompt challenges are painted very simply, recapping a week at a time might be more pleasing to the eyes. 🙂  However, I’ll probably do singleton posts intermittently throughout the month, too.

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Have a great weekend!

Paint Along, Day 1

I am participating in a Paint Along Series hosted by Sandy Allnock, an incredibly talented, generous artist and papercrafter, who first came known to me many years ago as she was the founder of Operation Write Home. Since the time OWH became “mission accomplished” a year or so ago, Sandy has freely shared her journey and knowledge of many mediums, most notably watercolor.  Last week she hosted a Paint-Along series on her blog, but because I was out of town I am just now getting to Day 1.  Here is my finished work.


Although I mixed the colors a little differently and put my own spin on some of the areas, it was so informative and inspiring to listen to her thought process as she explained and painted.  What a fun way to practice and learn!

Now to catch up with Days 2-5.  I can’t wait to get started on the next picture!