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Posts Tagged ‘Watercolour’

[1: 2,026 of 10,000] 229 Hours, 56 Sessions, 3 Months

In Drawing on November 26, 2020 at 10:11 AM

I am following a French artist, Thierry Duval, in Instagram and witness several posts about the city of Krems an der Donau done in watercolor come to life in a sunset setting.

It took him 229 hours, 56 sessions, and 3 months to show up with his skills to complete a project that inspiring the woman in me who was just watching in awe and grateful to the magic of creativity.

I am fascinated with watercolor, I’ve attempted that art form but never been producing the works that I imagine I could do. Anything that I want to be good at takes time, takes discipline to keep doing it, takes courage to be not afraid of people’s personal opinion, and the most important is I do it because it simply gives me pure pleasure.

[1: 1,745 of 10,000] What Have You Learned Today?

In Article on July 6, 2016 at 9:22 PM

If we want to see improvement in our life, it is crucial to answer this question everyday – What have I learn today?

I learn that I cannot just wing water colouring. Whenever I search for watercolour arts in google or in Pinterest, they are very pretty, notice that from my previous posts, I have used quite a lot, just a little bit obsessed. I thought it would be good to also try and make one for myself.

I went to a stationery store and picked what I think are good materials, a watercolour paper from Japan, a 12 colour watercolours from Italy, and a pretty good looking brush that doesn’t looked cheap. After those materials, all I need it to make my hand and brain do the magic.

My two attempts were not very satisfactory that I could use it and share to the world. Well for the sake of having a photo for this post, here was my second try where I was aiming for something casual and simple.


I really have that spark of hope that I can magically do a good artwork. Although regardless of the poor outcome, I quite enjoyed every stroke of colours almost therapeutic. It’s just not a work of a master today but I can always try again.