This video explains the best way to learn how to paint and why it is the best way. The story is true and reveals how foolish I was before student "taught " me.
I think I am done with my series of painting musicians that I listen to while I paint. I have enjoyed this so much. If you want to learn more about painting heads and faces we can connect and have a lesson online . A lesson just for you that you design for your watercolor needs and goals. My goal this year was to paint portraits and now I think I will be moving on the proportions of the body. I am a life long learner. I am happiest if I am struggling to learn something new. If you you would be so kind ....please subscribe to my Youtube channel at anytime while you watch this video. I have to goals around that area too. More later.....
My channel will always be a positive safe place to go. Have you subscribed yet? Please do it today . This year of 2020 is going to be filled with instructional tips. So let's stay happy and keep your paints wet !
At last I know what makes some of my instructional videos shaky. I thought it was my chair, the table or knocking the camera. The one thing I did not consider was where I was putting the hair dryer down between steps. Yup! That was the culprit. Now I will lay it in my lap and there will be no more wobbling . Thank you for your patience and staying with me while I figured this out ! And that brings us to today's rock star and philosopher and cool cat in general George Harrison
Nobody paints alone. These are some of my musical companions. I paint to their music and they inspire me and I feel they are part of my journey. I made a video asking the question " Can we separate the artist from their work?". It was fun to read opinions about this topic. Who do you paint with?
I have been doing some home decorating recently. I have a very neutral house that has bright art work on the walls but I was really missing a pop of color. I found some great designer fabric and had these pillow covers made. I do enjoy a good color dab theme. If you want to know more about this fabric email me and I will share how I found it and manipulated it to suit my space.
In the meantime I am painting every day and concentrating on painting people who have had a positive impact on my life. Some of these people I know personally and some I do not.
What I have learned so far :
Painting and creating on my own time table is the most rewarding work I have done. I am learning this late in life but am grateful to know it now. What I do share .....I put on my Youtube channel to pass along any information that might be helpful to others. You can join me there . The name of my channel is Jo Mackenzie......am I not a marketing genius? Clearly ...not !
I have started a series of videos about the colors on my palette. If you enjoy this one please hit the subscribe button at the end of the video and you will not miss any of the upcoming color videos.
Watercolor and marshmallows. How does that make sense? Watch this video and you will see how it all makes sense in the end.
I am rolling out a new way to study with me. As you know you can already book lessons both online and offline in my studio but now I am going to have specific lessons for each individual skill you might want to focus on. You can find out more about these new offering here.
I hope you will be excited sign up for one of these classes and start making better paintings this Fall and Winter. This is offered on a first come first serve basis and I have limited slots for teaching . Come and join me and spread the love of watercolor all around.
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