Ah blending. I feel like I used to be better at this. I have been practicing and practicing, trying to get the feeling back in my fingers. What once came so naturally in the past feels so meditated and unnatural as I weave in and out of this sweet little bouquet. It has been a long time since I painted a simple bouquet of flowers. I’ve decided I need a few repeat lessons and A LOT more practice.
Thankfully there are so many helpful blending technique tutorials on YouTube now, and I’ve dusted off a few of my college lesson books for reference. One thing I have learned this year is, never get comfortable in your art. Always learn. Always listen and watch. Copy and compare, and by all means practice everything. Don’t get caught up in finding your style, because you always need more practice to grow. Watercolor is amazing because it’s so fluid and freeing, but you must learn to control it. It’s the little catch 22 for getting to work with such a beautiful medium.