The title of this post refers to a long held ambition to learn to paint with watercolours. When I retired I signed up to a class at the local Community Centre and have been attending ever since.
Our tutor has taught us a variety of techniques that have given me the confidence to frame a couple of my finished pieces.
This is one of them. (Silly me - photographed a black frame on a black chair!)
I have to confess that I used a stamp for the foliage at the bottom left hand.
My tutor was a little disapproving of this action and offered to show me how to paint these with a brush!! Maybe next time.
I have noticed that most artists sell cards and postcards that depict their artwork. Now, I can't describe myself as an artist, but I thought that I would give it a go. I have recently purchased a Canon MG6540 printer that scans....and more importantly....prints on card up to 300gsm. So far, really pleased as it is wireless too and so I can set it to print from my laptop where ever I am in the house.
I'm delighted with the outcome. I scanned the original and printed it on to some glossy 300gsm card that produced a professional( if I say so myself) result.
So.....it isn't too late for me. I'm enjoying the experience and that is what is important.
Mmm - this year's Christmas card could be along these lines. Certainly less effort to produce multiple copies once the original has been completed.