Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 09, 2007 -- Writers who live in the right hand side of the brain are forever seeking out alternative ways to express creativity.
By profession this writer is an established author with a string of bestselling traditionally published books to his bow, and when he is not writing, he produces watercolor sketches by the score for pure pleasure.
He does it because...
o Watercolor painting is therapeutic o Watercolor painting is relaxing o Watercolor painting is fulfilling o Watercolor painting is inexpensive
And on a personal note...
o Watercolour painting stretches the author's imagination o Watercolour painting helps improve his creative writing output
But as with website construction there is a fascinating backstage aspect to watercolor painting.
In the former it is the HTML code installed to feed the spiders. Leave the table bare and they will go away; leave a tasty snack and they will stay a while; tempt them with a gourmet meal and they will linger longer - and in due course reward the installer with top rankings in the search engine lists.
With watercolour painting the backstage aspect revolves around the care and attention expended BEFORE the picture is painted; choice of subject matter, perspective prowess, color mixing, tonal values, inter alia.
When artists spend more time THINKING about execution than they afford to the actual painting, other people express genuine interest in the work. If artists don't, other people won't...
This author has just set up a new website where he passes on his watercolor wisdom such as it is to beginners and where he features an online gallery of his paintings; landscapes, abstracts, and single-color pictures.
You can view what he does and how he does it at the website featured in the bio box below.