Sunday, February 7, 2021

Instagram adventures

Harbour Ferry Ballet
Watercolour and ink
©2010 Charlene Brown

I should start by admitting that I’ve only recently got Instagram on my phone.  Actually I only recently got a phone smart enough to know what to do with Instagram. 

And it turned out that I was not smart enough to know what to do with it.  

Fortunately, one of my granddaughters (not the one who explained Zoom to me a few months ago) didn’t seem to mind walking me through my first attempt.  Several times.  To get some practice in quite quickly, I signed up for a challenge that asked us to post 21 paintings in 21 days, each within a specific theme. This picture was my post for the theme ‘Lesson learned’ and what I learned with this picture was that if you’re painting en plein air and there are a lot of people around, very soon one or more of them will ask, “How much do you get for those?” and the only safe answer is that it’s not for sale. I explained this safe answer in my book, Plein air Painting: the drama.