Did you know that watercolor is considered the most difficult of painting techniques? There is simply no way to disguise your mistakes in this translucent medium. The best watercolorists spend years perfecting their skills, while novices trash a lot of thick textured paper before finally creating something frame-worthy.
Taking my Monday morning advice to heart, I pulled out my Cotman Watercolor Compact Set and spent several hours Monday afternoon immersed in pigment and paintbrushes. My subjects were one of my favorite artistic endevours to photograph: flower arrangements.
While the exercise proved soul-satisfying, my inner critic prevents me from sharing the full results.
Fortunately, Waterlogue, the app, steps in where individual ability ends. Just last week, I wanted to spruce up a Flower Guild meeting reminder. Waterlogue quickly turned this stunning arrangement by one of our Guild members
into this authentic-looking watercolor.
With a few clicks on the computer, I was able to email this .pdf notice,
much to the delight of everyone who received it.
After we featured Waterlogue here, a Kindergarten assistant who reads The Gracious Posse taught her students how to take their pictures of flowers and turn them into watercolors that were then printed onto cardstock. The notecard sets proved a favorite gift for Mother’s Day!
Don’t have confidence in your watercolor abilities? You can still get creative with the medium thanks to Waterlogue and its many applications. I’ll bet you can devise some clever uses for Waterlogue.