Improving with the seasons

Watercolour of Autumn Bouquet

19 March 2015 – Autumn bouquet painted on Arches hot-pressed paper with Winsor & Newton watercolours

The seasons pass so fast. The nature constantly changing: the flowers bloom and wilt; the fruits ripen to be eaten up by the birds or to fall to the ground to rot and to realease the seeds; the leaves change their colour and fall down creating a noisy carpet underfoot.
Watercolour of an autumn leaf

17 April 2015 – Autumn leaf painted on Daler-Rowney watercolour postcard with Winsor & Newton watercolours

There are so many beautiful sights I would like to capture in paint and not enough time. Maybe there is never enough time and the number of the ideas for the paintings always expands to overflow the available time.
Watercolour of an autumn leaf

20 April 2015 – Autumn leaf painted on Daler-Rowney watercolour postcard with Winsor & Newton watercolours

The Earth spins around the sun and the seasons repeat themselves giving me new chances to notice the fundamental beauty of nature. My skills slowly improve with every line observed and drawn and I paint the same subjects getting slightly closer to the images I have in my mind.
Watercolour of autumn leaf

October 2012 – Autumn leaf painted two and a half years ago in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

Autumn leaves watercolour

October 2013 – Autumn leaves painted one and a half years ago in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

Autumn Leaves watercolor

April 2014 – Autumn leaves painted one year ago in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour paints

And if you feel inadequate and discouraged while comparing your own paintings to the artists that you admire, don’t! Keep on drawing and painting and after awhile compare your own paintings to the ones you’ve done in the past and notice your own progress.
Watercolour of autumn yellow leaf

24 April 2015 – Yellow leaf painted on Arches medium watercolor paper with Winsor & Newton watercolour paints

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3 thoughts on “Improving with the seasons

    1. Zoya Post author

      Annie, after spending a lot of time inside during very hot and dry summer, I’m loving cooler weather and the ability to go for long walks. Not looking forward to winter though – the house we are renting doesn’t have much insulation and is very hard to keep warm. Enjoy spring!

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