In the last post, I started a new blog series called Link Love; I’m sharing artists (both painters & printmakers) I enjoy on youtube. There is enormous inspiration in hearing an artists’ voice, watching them create, and seeing their choice of supplies and studio layout. The artist might be 3000 miles away, but through their channel, you can visit any time you need a tip, some camaraderie or a little inspirational boost. This week’s Link Love is British watercolor painter Anna Mason. Her youtube channel features articulate watercolor tutorials using glazing, and her work is lovely. In this tutorial, she painted a beach shell in warm earth tones, step-by-step. Have a look, and let me know what you think in the comments. If you like her work, don’t be afraid to subscribe to her channel, and share it with a friend.
Rest assured that if you work every day at your art, using the materials nearest at hand, you will gradually discover such beauty in them that they will fill you with happiness. And if you paint these things with the deep understanding that comes of constant association, you will be an artist.
~John E. Carlson
What I’m listening to in the studio this week: