Welcome to Harmony Hills. This is my first post. I hope to share my art, daily life and make friends along the way. I hope you will check in regulary and give me feedback. I love taking photos and hiking outdoors in all kinds of weather so you will find country scenes posted often.
I am an artist who works mostly with watercolors although I still love doing pen and ink work. I discovered about ten years ago the love of drawing. It was as I say " a gift from God". I had never drawn anything in my life except stick figures and for some reason I started playing around with pen and ink one morning. It was during my morning quiet time with the Lord ( I have kept a prayer journal for years) that I found myself doodling in my journal . I had a Thomas Kincaid devotional filled with his lovely paintings and for some reason I started copying one that had a Gazebo. In looking back now at my doodle I realize it was not all that good but the fact was I'd discovered if I looked, really looked I could make my hand draw what I was seeing.
For a while I was just happy to draw and copy pen and ink drawings of other artists. I've read since that all of us can draw; it just takes practice and I believe that to be so. The more I practiced the better I was able to render what was before me.
One day I showed my art to my mom who works with oils and she said that I might enjoy learning to paint. Due to my day job I knew I didn't want to work with oils because of the mess and clean-up. Besides I really didn't have a real place to paint and leave my stuff out. During this period of time I met a lovely lady. She was a client of mine where I worked. In a casual conversation she mentioned that she was a watercolor artist. When she showed me her lovely work I was in awe and practically begged her to give me lessons. She was so gracious and patient with me and really gave of herself during a hard time in her own life. Her husband had just passed away and she was learning how to live without him.
Hope you have a lovely day and come back to visit soon.