Watercolour

“Fearful” Painting No. 3

“Fearful” Watercolour on Aquabord, 16 x 20

“Fearful” Watercolour on Aquaboard | Copyright and All Rights Reserved 2019 |

“Fearful” Watercolour on Aquaboard | Copyright and All Rights Reserved 2019 |

“I’ve learned that fear limit you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?”

- Soledad O’Brien

This piece is in its final tweaking and fine-tuning stages. The above quote further explains the significance behind the piece. The rock represents the fear(s) that prevent us from personal growth. It is a mental block that occupies our minds with needless anxious thoughts. The flowers, although beautiful in appearance, symbolizes the well intent forces or influences that whisper doubt feeding our fear. While the vines wrap around the neck blocking our voice. We at times have no choice but to remain quiet, allowing the forces to go unchallenged which ultimately can leave us blind and stagnant. This piece reminds the viewer to believe in themselves, in their ability, to push through the barriers to find freedom.

Exciting News

I'm very proud to announce that my pea pod watercolour study was accepted into Anna Mason's brand new watercolour book entitled, "Anna Mason's Watercolour World". It has finally arrived and I can not be any happier! The pea pod was completed using video tutorials available in Anna's online school. She had requested that students from the school submit their work and provide a brief quote explaining their experience about sharing our work with one another and how this communication was helpful in assisting our artistic practice. Well, I was one of six artists selected. I am so very happy to be part of this book. It is a wonderful resource to have and I highly recommend it to all who want to get back into watercolours or who would like to hone existing techniques or just learn something new. 

Before stumbling upon Anna's online school while surfing the internet, I hadn't touched watercolours in a few years. Her step by step instruction was a great way to get back into the medium and she also introduced new techniques that I added to my existing repertoire. A great big thank you to Anna for inspiring me, and many others, to pick up our brushes and give watercolours a go.