Watercolor beginners and beyond.
Watercolor is a medium for creating fantastical beauty by regulating water. Anyone who enters the world of watercolors will probably be surprised by the inexhaustibility of the world. This is a great gift for anyone, beginner or advanced. If you become familiar with watercolor to some extent, you will be attracted to the medium of watercolor, and you will want to know more and study. And every day can be your challenge.
A group of people who love watercolors introduced by the artist, Irene Giannotti is on Facebook. This is a Facebook personal group site where people from around 100 countries, from beginners to advanced, equally introduce their work, share tips, and challenge themselves with one topic every week.
The group was founded in 2019 by a Facebook user named Diana. Today, it is an influential group with 133.7 k members. The group's founder, Diana, currently lives in Houston, Texas, and runs the group's website and the group's name. She first started painting because she wanted to take a break from the complicated and negative news of the world. At first, she started with acrylic, but she decided it was not easy, so switched to watercolor.
However, in any field, things that seem easy from the outside are actually complicated and difficult to do. Diana did the same. She also found that watercolor had a lot to learn and was difficult to do alone. So she created a group on Facebook and started asking for help. Her pure and sincere call has been answered by masters who have started or painted watercolors all over the world. That's why we are a group today.
The peculiarity of this group is that they do a weekly challenge. Give a specific topic, add hashtags, and collect works by setting a deadline like an artist open call. And we randomly select a winner and give it a prize.
The group's founder, Diana's office looks like an ordinary family office. But compared to her passion, space seems meaningless. It seems like she already has a huge workspace around the world.
Did my painting improve because my workspace improved? No. My painting improved because I painted. And painted. And painted some more. Did having a studio help? Well, it didn’t hurt. I enjoyed having a space that was mine, a space that was not contaminated by work, stress, or chores, where I could just paint.
Her site details a variety of helpful techniques, from basic to advanced.
I also discover hidden masters through the blog section of my site and introduce their work, philosophy, motivation, and passion for art. And I try to post anything about art here.
I am delighted to discover and introduce the above watercolor group through this work.
Myungja Anna Koh