Sigh. You can’t win them all, can you?

Between you and me, I think my skills at watercolour painting are improving. I’ve realised that less paint and more water adds to a far better watercolour effect… I just need to get my blending skills honed a little and then I’ll be almost there!

Today’s Natural Beauty theme over on Doodlewash is Flowers, so I’ve painted a few. Merely for practice rather than a Nobel Prize (or whatever they give out for outstanding pieces of art!), but at least it’s still creative.

It’s a pity that my ‘improved’ painting skills have come at the cost of my photography skills, and all I could get was this blurred image. Mind you, being slightly out of focus may also give it a slight edge. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

Visit Doodlewash if you’d like to join the World Watercolour Group… it is fun! (Link below)

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Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

19 Comments

  1. NICE work Tom! Especially love the center of that orange flower!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. That was a tricky bit, so I’m pleased! 😀

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    1. Thanks for saying so, Sylvia.

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    1. Thanks, Hélène… it’s a bit of a mix match, but it was fun to do.

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  2. Yay! Gorgeous flowers ya got there! Love it! 😍

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    1. Thanks, Charlie. I had set out to do an English Country Garden, but when I saw the amount of different flowers I toned it down a little… 😉

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  3. Tom this is lovely.. And I am still learning the art of watercolour Tom, each time I pick up a brush.. 🙂

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    1. It’s amazing how many different ways watercolour painting can be done, Sue! Like you, I’m always learning, but also looking out for my one ‘signature’ style… I know I haven’t found it yet!

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      1. Welcome to the club Tom… 🙂

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        1. … and it’s a good one! Thanks, Sue. 🙂

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  4. You did well Tom, just remember all good artists had to practice and were never perfect the first third of their careers!!!

    Keep it up my friend, you’re doing fine!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. I really am enjoying watercolour, but I must organise my time better! I think I’m – I was going to say getting there, but I’l amend it to getting going! 😀

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  5. Watercolors are very difficult to do, Tom. I think you did a fine job.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. I don’t panic now when I make a mistake, which is good! 😀

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      1. Practice makes perfect … panic is a no-no. 😎

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        1. I’m learning that now! 😀

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