About https://painting-mom.com/

I’m a mommy of boys & wife of enthusiast photographer. I'm an artist and art lover In this busy life I need to stop every once in a while….look around, count my blessings, be GRATEFUL and thankful. This is my way of remembering those special moments in life

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About learning to breathe, well you’d think that was a natural thing we don’t need to think about it, we just do it. Like when my blood pressure was a bit high and the doctor said I must relax more.

No!! It is not that simple. Watercolour painting made me think a bit about this.

Try and clear my mind of everything I know about oil painting, try and clear my mind of everything that happened during the day. Just breathe slowly and go with the flow, follow the beautiful colourful water spreading on the paper. Forget about the canvas and oils.

So there I was trying to lower my blood pressure…

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At this point my paper actually tore when I was removing the masking fluid, this is not watercolour paper so I it was difficult to get a good result.

But hey I kept trying and just did little things to learn new techniques.

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Patience

Patience is a person’s ability to wait for something or to endure something tedious…like watching paint dry.  

I have been painting for a few years and in all this time I have only once painted a watercolour. I must be honest that when I look at it I can see my pieces and I can see all the large ones that my then teacher painted for me. So although I remember it has being hard and frustrating I do also remember that it is a very beautiful and rewarding art form.  

After my Frida, I decided to play with watercolours. It really was playing, watching the water spread and dry and just seeing where it would go.

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The paper is not watercolour quality it was just a normal sketch pad and the paints were an old school set. So of course the quality is affected quite a lot by these two being inferior and then there’s me!  

Impatient, thinking and painting as if I was holding an oil brush in my hand and trying to mix  watercolours as if they were oils. 

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So needless to say some times it was frustrating but it did teach me to breathe….inhale and exhale, S L O W L Y …Sometimes I just scribbled with the brush

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Oh Frida

Oh Frida.  I admire her for her bravery, she displayed her pain and frustrations openly, she was troubled and criticised most of her life.  Such a uniquely beautiful woman. So I attempted to paint this art icon. I know this is nothing like Frida not even close, but it was fun to paint her and while I painted I read about her life in an attempt to get to know a bit about this extraordinary woman.

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“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” – Frida Kahlo

 

 

 

Where did the year go?…

Have you been wondering about the same thing?

Life seems to pass so quickly, when you’re going through something bad or generally not feeling too good about life, work or home things seem to be in slow motion, like you’re on the outside watching yourself in trouble.  And it just seems like you’re not moving at all.  Before you know it, it is the end of the year!  Last time I blogged was March!

Our parents warned us about this, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it.  Caught off guard and bitten by the lazy unmotivated bug sometimes….

I read somewhere that Reading and writing cannot be separated. Reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out.

So here goes to some good old catching up.

Art sharing.

And putting my thoughts down again.

And here’s to chillaxing; putting my feet in the water for a bit of therapy, my hands in the garden soil and my heart and mind on prayer ♥

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Ocean Mood

I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.
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I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods.
I believe in the waves wiping away worries.
I believe in seashells bringing good luck.
I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.

I could not have said that or put that in better words, the ocean really does cure everything for me ♥ I love staring at the horizon and this painting is going to bring me so much peace…..