Artist on a Mission – Making Straightway On a Zigzagged Course


This little bear has been peeking in and out of a story.

This character has been growing in my imagination. I’ve worked with how this little bear should look. You have to dive into the work and get started before you can make any progress. Here is your goal and you start down that road and then there is a bend or a curve. You have to be open to the voice in your head that may say, what would happen if you tried this? But those ideas do not come until you’ve started the work.

Should the bow be in the middle of the bears head? What would happen if you put the bows on the end of her ears? What should she be wearing? It’s a zig zag course back and forth between the writing and the art. Many sketches are made in the sketch book to see what captures your eye and why and continually trying to make the sketch better.

But you have to start and you have to have enough faith and determination that you can keep going. You have to believe that the vision in your head can become a finished story somewhere at the end of your zig zagged journey.


New Watercolor Video Available on You Tube

“Using Masking Tape in Watercolor“ Here is the latest watercolor video that shows some nice ways to use masking tape in watercolor painting.

About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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7 Responses to Artist on a Mission – Making Straightway On a Zigzagged Course

  1. Cathy Silcox says:

    Loved seeing you after so long! And I learned some stuff too, of course! Your brother inlaw was in our ward for awhile! Nice people of course. We have been in Idaho social distancing in the woods but I saw in our ward newsletter that they had moved. Wish we could have gotten to know them. I do have 2 of your wonderful paintings here at our cabin that I enjoy and treasure but I miss you.! Love Cathy Silcox

  2. Cathy Silcox says:

    I didn’t say how I saw you!!! I watched your youtube video about masking tape! Awesome!
    Cathy Silcox

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