Winter in August

This is a simple monochromatic watercolor painting of a winter scene I did for my class a couple months ago. Only one color was used, raw umber muddied down a little using neutral tint. The point of this lesson was to let the watercolor paper serve as the color white. And on this early-August day here in the South, I have to say all that snow looks pretty darn good.

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KT Workman

KT Workman grew up in the rural South without the benefit of cell phones or the Internet, a time and place that has heavily influenced her writing. To this day, when she puts pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—nine times out of ten her mind veers south onto that old, familiar road. It goes home. KT resides in Arkansas where she writes a wide variety of gothic and speculative fiction, poetry, and dabbles in watercolor painting and amateur photography.

28 thoughts on “Winter in August”

    1. Thank you! No, I started painting a few months ago, though I have pencil sketched off and on for a few years. I must say, it’s proved challenging. If I had know before starting that watercoloring was harder to master than oil and acrylic, I would have probably chosen one of them. But I am committed now. 😊

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        1. Well, I hoped it worked out for her. For a long time, it’s been harder to get published than it was, say 25-30 years ago. Then, you just had to tell a good story that caught the right person’s eye. And connections didn’t hurt. For quite some time now, the big 5 publishers that control most of what comes out expects a writer to have multiple social platforms and a sizable following before they’re even accepted. Then, they expect you to advertise yourself using your own money. Most writers (me included) are introverts who aren’t really interested in being a celebrity or business person…they just want to write.

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    1. I’m not either…I just decided one day—a couple of years ago—that I wanted to learn how to sketch and took a couple of online courses through Udemy. Then, a few months ago, I decided to give painting a try, using Udemy again. I enjoy doing both.


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