Finally..found time to sit down and get the paints out!

Regular readers will recall that the last time we talked about painting and drawing, was some 18 months ago if I’m not mistaken!


So finally, yesterday I surprisingly found time to get my watercolors out and try and give vent to my withering creative inclinations.

For the first ten or fifteen minutes, I just sta there like a dummy, wondering what to paint… in the end, after not having arrived at a single logical conclusion, I just went ahead with nothing in mind in particular, except possibly a liking for mountains, sea, and scenery.

Dollops of paint and water were liberally splashed onto the paper…without much thought, and what came out is shown here.

Yes, I know…they all look alike….but hey, I’m no artist…not even a budding artist. There is one very good friend I know who I will ask to give me her thoughts on the work I’ve done, and that’s Marina Kanavaki…..what do you say Marina? And of course, any of my other readers are very welcome to post your comments, however abrasive….don’t worry, I have a thick skin!

PS the size of these paintings is just 6cm by 4.5cm…yes, I prefer working on very small pieces!

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6 Responses to Finally..found time to sit down and get the paints out!

  1. Ah, my friend, your “dollops of paint and water .. liberally splashed onto the paper…without much thought” have produced beautiful drawings! You do realize though that they are neither ‘splashed’ nor ‘without much thought’! They have that wonderful naïveté and freshness of someone who does it out of pure joy and -of course- with knowledge! Verdict: I love them! 🙂
    PS I’m very happy you decided to bring out your paints!!!!

    • thank you for your comments, marina! of course, i know you very well now…and i know that even if you did find anything wrong with the paintings, you wouldnt say so out of sheer courtesy!
      but this time, im asking you to leave courtesy at the front door, and advise me a little here, being the top notch artist that you are….
      you must have noticed ive only used 2 or 3 colors at the most….so the result has been correspondingly simple….what do you think i need to do to add more drama and feeling to the skies, landmass and waters, pls?
      without making them too planned, thereby losing the spontaneity that is the essence of watercolor..?
      and pls be abrasive and scathing if you prefer…i’d love a little punishment from a lovely lady…sorry, i had to pull your leg..which i hope youre quite used to now!

  2. …out of courtesy?! To my friends I would probably avoid commenting. By now I have forgotten all the ‘rules’ etc of painting [actually I forgot them right after I learned them!] so I couldn’t give you that sort of advice. I can only tell you if something speaks to my heart or not and this does [speaking about the seascape with the little boat]. I think it’s beautiful and I wouldn’t change it. Let your hands guide you – they are more connected to the heart rather than our busy brain! 🙂

    • i think this is the most constructive comment i have ever recevd! i had that same feeling as well…that first one with the small boat was the very first one i did…after that, i started becoming too analytical about what paint should go where etc etc…and you can see the results gradually become less and less attarctive, as in the other attempts! thank you marina!

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