Usually most of my work is done with acrylics but as I was only taking hand baggage on the airplane and the airline had mentioned paint in their banned items I didn't want to take the chance of having my gorgeous Dina Wakley paint tubes confiscated........so what could I do, I couldn't possibly go on holiday and not take any art supplies !!!!!!
I chose to take watercolours.......
I picked out a selection of watersoluble colours that I had and decided to step out of my comfort zone.....I did pack a cheap white and black as well as a flourescent red acrylics paint as well and luckily was allowed to keep them !!!!
So here I am sipping sangria in the sun and experimenting WAY out of my comfort zone........
I struggle with the watercolours but am determined to get to grips with them before I get back to normality.......
It's definately a learning curve for me...I would never normally reach for the watercolours but am happy to give myself the challenge whilst I have plenty of free time to practice !!
Just a few of my practice pieces experimenting with this new medium for me and although I am not comfortable with it I have found that I can create pieces that I am reasonably satisfied with, always room for improvement but that's the point of practice right ???
So next time you go on a trip why not think about packing supplies that are out of your comfort zone.......it'll be a challenge but you just might surprise yourself !!!!
Bright and painty hugs