I have always wanted to try my hand at painting. I have always been weary of it because the one painting project I did while in college was the worst thing ever. That one painting is what caused me to get a B instead of an A in my foundations 2-D Design class. So you could say I'm quite bitter about that. The only other painting experience I have is when I was younger, I loved doing paint-by-numbers.
Thus, for Christmas I had this crazy idea to paint pictures for my friends for our Friendsmas! That didn't end up happening because I started much too late. But I did want to paint something to give to the person that works at the barn where I board my horses. He takes such good care of them and always does everything I ask and I wanted to give him some sort of gift!
I decided to try out watercolor paints, as I have never used them before and thought they would be the easiest to start with. A few hours later and this happened--
*huge gasp, jaw drops* that was me after this turned out way better than I expected. It was a learning experience, getting the perfect amount of water and paint for each brush stroke, but I think I did quite well. Only problem was that I liked it too much, and since it was my first successful painting I felt like I had to keep it. Therefore, I set out to paint a second one that I was for sure giving to Everett.
Naturally, the second one turned out just as good, if not better...but no worries! I framed it and wrapped it up and gifted it! Maybe I should paint more often.