These excerpts from my painting journal were written from the time I began painting watercolors in August, 1998 to my retirement in July, 2000. I plan to post a second section that covers my advanced studies from fall 2001 to summer 2004.
Journal entries include links to paintings made along the way. What a pleasure it is to remember my painting experiences when I look at them now!
I hope my story of learning to observe the artistic process, and resolving to stick with painting despite discouragements, encourages your own efforts. Maybe you'll be inspired to keep a journal of your own. Whatever your path, I hope you "keep on painting"!