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Watercolors & A New Shop

I've been trolling around Etsy and finding some amazing little watercolors done by talented artists. I really love illustrations of animals or children with animals - and I thought that perhaps it was time to make my way back to watercolors. I've spent a lot of time understanding how animals work in the 3-D sculptural world - which I think has aided my drawing skills. Usually it's the other way around, right?

Last night I tried to paint a lion at about midnight (I was wired and couldn't sleep), and I messed his face up pretty badly - despite the fact that he looked lovely otherwise. I thought to myself: "Self, you can do this!" So I painted a polar bear. And a bee. And a pig, Canada goose, and mouse. I love them!

I realize that practice makes perfect - and I will begin offering original ACEO-sized watercolor paintings in my shop soon. I will continue needle felting - but it's time to stop being afraid of watercolors. It's quite hard to photograph and tweak the pictures to make them resemble the actual watercolors, so I have to work on that as well.

When I finally begin selling my watercolors - it'll be in this shop - Tickle Me Pig! Tickle Me Pig is the sister shop to Bird on Wire Studio - and I can't wait to juggle two Etsy shops! Ha!

These watercolors are all small - no bigger than 4 x 4 at the biggest...tell me what you think!


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