My Story

Hi, I’m Diann.   Thanks for visiting my site.  I’m glad you found us.  🙂 

About me:  I began painting just a few years ago, as a way to give my head a break from all of the negative things that were — and are — going on in the world. I first tried acrylics, but I was drawn to the peaceful washes of watercolor. 

I soon learned, though, that while it’s easy to get started with watercolor, advancing to the next level required a little bit of help and advice… and a lot of practice.  

About this website:

This site distills some of the things that I’ve picked up on my Watercolor Journey. Bits of information about colors, brushes, paper, and painting techniques. I hope that these resources help you on your journey as a watercolor artist!   And remember, it is a journey, not a destination.  Enjoy your journey.  

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About our Facebook group:

This site is a companion site for the Facebook group, Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond.

The group is for beginners, experienced artists, and everyone in between. We host weekly painting challenges with a prize awarded to a randomly-selected winner. It is not a talent contest, it is a “let’s step out of our comfort zone and try something different” challenge.

The best part of the group is the people! Encouraging, supportive, and helpful. We are an international group representing over 100 countries.

Kindness is the group’s core value. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. It really is that simple.

Whether you want to learn more, solicit feedback on your art, or share your watercolor art for others to enjoy, please join the group and get to know others around the world who are on the same journey.

Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond

Instagram: @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond

Twitter:  Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond

About other art mediums:

You may join our other Facebook groups on drawing, tiny art, acrylic, digital art, and our newest one – Elegant Writer group!

Happy Painting!