Playing with watercolour

A reminder that Playing with watercolour is a good thing to do. Have a beautiful weekend:)

My Life as an Artist (2)

A new BBC campaign has begun entitled ‘Get Creative’.  

This is clearly not a new idea….however, in today’s world where just about everyone is plugged into one form of technology or another, and consequently attention spans fragmented and shortened, maybe it’s a good time to be reminded of the incredible benefits that the creative process in all its many forms brings to our lives.


Of all the mediums available to play and experiment with, I have found watercolour painting to be the most soothing.


Watercolours are easy to carry around.      All that is needed is paper, paint, a couple of brushes and water.


Set up a small table, and PLAY – see what happens.     Don’t worry about being right or wrong…just PLAY.


Wishing one and all a magical hummingbird Monday and week ahead.


A bientôt.

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6 thoughts on “Playing with watercolour

  1. Katherine

    I have cleared my table ready for using some actual physical materisals to work with insread of the computer.Mind you,I like David Hockney’s images made on his i pad.. just been given one as a gift.:)Your colours still affect me as profoundly as they did 5 years ago.:)xxx

  2. olganm

    I haven’t tried watercolours since I was a child and I suspect I’d be no better at it than I was then, although you make it sound very tempting. I agree with Katherine, though, on the incredible images David Hockney gets out of his ipad. I saw the exhibition and I remember being stunned standing next to another woman who asked me, how does he do that? Thanks for the beautiful paintings, Janet.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      The key is tonPlay with the medium. Not to worry about the outcome – and the same applies with working on a tablet. Hope you have a lovely Monday and week ahead. Janet x

  3. ĽAdelaide

    So true! I’ve been unable to paint for several months due to health problems and the longer I go without it, the more I realize it’s importance to my sanity!! Literally! You have inspired me to use my weekend time in my treehouse studio or perhaps outdoors in the courtyard I’ll go, looking for my hummers and splashing my paint. 🙂

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      I do hope you were able to paint this weekend. I know it is vital to my own sanity:). A day without making marks, isn’t so good! Watercolour is the perfect medium for you to get back on track with. Janet


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