First Marks on the Blank Page

In the last post it was all about the fear of the white page andย  a change in mindset. With that change, thinking a little differently than usual,ย  I went for it!

And this is the result.

picture of the first marks on the blank page experimental watercolor splashes of color

Ready to make the first marks on the blank page.

The paper needed a friend, a pal, to keep it company.
Why not make a splash, let it happen, lose control?
Look, it made something on it’s own!
I gave it a few drops of alcohol to stir up the party.

One of the most fun qualities of watercolor is it’s ability to be unpredictable.
You give it a stage, great paper, you give it music, water, could it dance for us?

The Joy of Watercolor is it’s nature to run, to bloom, to travel, to be free. Part of why I love this medium over any other is this thing that it does, have a mind of it’s own to move and spread, travel and mix. Why do you love it? Do you like to watch it do it’s thing?

Here’s my first brave mark. What did you splash on your blank page?

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Share your idea in the comments, could I try it too?

Watercolor Whale Tail Mini

Painting of watercolor whale tail





A mini is born!

Tiny whale tail

Whale watching season in Hawaii is so exciting. We can hear whale songs when we snorkel ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™

This started as a test patch for paint colors, ended up a mini painting, ๐Ÿ˜‰ I couldn’t help it, it was fun!

Have you ever started with a dab here dab there and have it turn out to Be something?

Have you painted minis?

Have you heard the whale song?

Watercolor on paper .