Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Watercolor ~

I've said time and time again... "I'm not a painter".  My comfort zone has always been and will always be pencils. Watercolors happened by chance. Realizing that my pieces needed a pop of color. It's with great uncertainty to attempt to touch my drawing paintbrush with the fear that I'm going to ruin it.

I picked up my first paint brush in 2012. I've since come more comfortable with the medium. But have yet to create a piece that is entirely a "painting".

Here is my most recently play with watercolors ~

Titled "Longing to be Hidden"

It's where she belongs... never to be seen, always in the background. The comfort she feels of being invisible consumes her. The very thought of being "seen" is her worst fear.


  1. I can feel her concerns so deeply in your art.
    Beautiful and concerning.
    hello dear Joanna.

  2. OH sweet Tammie, such a treat to hear your kind and beautiful words! xoxo

  3. Hello, Joanna! I find your portrait wonderful! The words correspond with the expression of the face in such a nice way. I think the impact is stronger, due to the water colours!
    I've just finished reading "The Invisible Woman" by Claire Tomalin - a book about Nelly Ternan, the secret love of Charles Dickens. Your words are so true for her...