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01-24-2012, 11:58 PM
New here, I've lurked for a bit because threads kept popping up in my Google searches. I figured I should join. :)
I have taken art classes for as long as I can remember, and have dabbled in all kinds of mediums, including stained glass. Colored pencil was my favorite for a long while. And then photography, and most recently crochet and dyeing.
I've decided to take up painting recently, I just love playing with color! I decided on watercolor and gouache because of there's no smelly solvents and the paint can dry and be easily carried about. I have a small child now and I want pretty nontoxic stuff in case she gets into it. ;) However, I admit I did not like watercolor much in school. It was too unpredictable for me. But maybe that's what I need!
I'm experimenting and developing my palette now and hope to learn a lot. If anyone has pointers for fun exercises that will help my skills and creativity, I'm all ears! :heart:
01-25-2012, 12:32 AM
Hello & Welcome to WetCanvas! Thanks for introducing yourself! As you visit the various medium and/or subject specific forums you'll find a variety of classes/exercises designed specificly for the medium and/or subject. Join in the conversations & enjoy! :wave:
01-25-2012, 03:45 AM
Hi and welcome to wetcanvas.
This is a terrific community and a wonderful resource, there are forums for just about every art and craft medium here, here's a full list of the forums. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/)
As you are interested in watercolors I suggest you check out the Watercolor Forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=11) The links in my signature will help with the forum and give links to lots of demos, articles, videos and free on-line tutorials. If you have a particular site problem, click on my name and send me a private message (pm).
There are many talented and generous artists in the forum who will love to share your art.
Introduce yourself in the "Daily Wash" in the Palette Talk forum - they are a great bunch of folks.
I look forward to seeing some of your work in the Watercolor Gallery, or in the Watercolor Studio if you need advice. Technical questions are asked in the Learning Zone.
There is a thread at the top of the watercolor Gallery showing how to resize and post your pictures.
This is a large site with a lot going on in the various Forums. Be sure to explore the subject and medium specific Forums and some of the special interest forums such as The Cafe Guerbois and Creativity Forum. I think you will find there is something here for every artist and all levels of expertise.
* You can access any Forum by using the “Forum Jump” located at the bottom right of the screen or the Channels drop down menu at the upper left
* Moderators and Guides have links in their Signature lines to address FAQ’s
* There are “Stickys’ (permanent threads that “stick” at the top of all thread listings) that are full of helpful information.
* Clicking on your own username will present a drop down menu with numerous options including finding all of your own posts
01-25-2012, 11:46 AM
Hi and Welcome to Wet Canvas . It's very nice to meet you.
As you know, there are Artists here from around the world with all levels of skill, styles and medium choices. You can find the medium or subject you work in by using the Forum Jump at the bottom right hand side of the page or the Channels menu at the upper left where it says (choose) (GO).
Guides and Moderators have Signature Lines at the bottom of their post to answer the most FAQs by new members. If you should need any more help feel free to come back and ask.
Please feel free to look around and enjoy our WC Community
01-25-2012, 01:49 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes and help!
01-28-2012, 03:23 AM
Hi and a warm welcome to the Wet Canvas Community :wave:
This is a very large site with a lot going on in the forums. Be sure to check out the subject and medium forums as well as some of the special interest forums. There is something here for every artist and all levels of expertise. All are welcome, so don’t be shy about posting or starting threads.
A good place to start your WC! experience is to read some of the articles in the links found in the signature lines of some of the mods and guides - they contain some very useful information which will help you to navigate and participate in WC!
If you have any problems, just drop back here to New Users and we’ll be happy to help.
Have fun and enjoy Wet Canvas! :)
Hello , and a warm welcome to Wet Canvas, hope you enjoy your time here , Best wishes, Ken
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