Good Afternoon!

For the past 20 years I’ve earned a living as a professional artist generating computer graphics for a variety of clients and corporations. I haven’t picked up a paintbrush in years. But recently I’ve felt a strong urge to get back to basics and create art the old fashioned way–with paints and a paintbrush. So here I am with my first post on my new art blog. I’ve chosen to focus on watercolors because I love their transparency and versatility and mostly because I’ve never used this medium before and wanted to try my hand at something new. I love a challenge.

But first I had to assemble my artist’s toolkit. So I visited my favorite art blogs and made a list of the tools of the trade and began to assemble my kit. It took me a while to acquire all the items on my list. There aren’t many brick and mortar art supply stores in my area. I wanted to be able to see and touch my art supplies, to hold them in my hands and try them out before I purchased them. I found most of what I needed at a local art supply store and two different craft stores, but had to purchase the remaining items online.

It wasn’t a cheap undertaking. At each store I spent about $150.00. That brings my total initial investment to about $500.00 spent over the course of several weeks. But enough of this babble. It’s time to jump in with both feet–or both hands in this case. So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and follow along as I explore this new medium. I hope you enjoy my work. I look forward to your feedback and comments.

4 Comments on Good Afternoon!

  1. Jade
    February 19, 2012 at 1:02 am (6 years ago)

    Looking good mom!

    Reply
  2. Gjk
    February 19, 2012 at 1:09 am (6 years ago)

    Great job! I love it!!!
    Mom

    Reply
  3. sandy
    March 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm (6 years ago)

    I have been here before, I love your last two posts!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work!!

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    • afternoonartist
      March 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Sandy. I love your work, too, and have been following your blog.

      Reply

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