Have you ever encountered this before? You find beautiful artwork on social media. Then, you search to find out who the artist is, hoping you can watch her videos on how she made her paintings. Alas, it turns out she only has a handful of videos.
Or, how about this? An artist promises that she’ll commit to posting daily painting videos an x number of days. You watch her videos for several days and now you’re excited to see what she does next, but then radio silence. No more videos after that.
I know that feeling of frustration.
Hi, I’m Siti Nuriati Husin and I’m a realist painter and co-founder of Siti Nuriati Studio. I've been a homeschool mom for over a decade and I have been working from home since the birth of my eldest son. In the summer of 2016, I created a daily challenge with my children to paint with watercolor. That led me to create my personal watercolor daily painting series, ‘Watercolor Fun’. My goal was to complete the challenge and keep my promise that every single day I'd dedicate time to paint one subject. I gave myself a big challenge to overcome. 100 paintings, and 100 videos of me painting, in 100 days. Yep, you heard me right, 100 videos.
The most challenging part? Maintaining the motivation to paint daily and creating scripts for each video; narrating what I did and what my thoughts were while painting a subject.
Let me be honest - as a wife, full time homemaker, homeschool mom and business owner, I only have a few hours left to attend to my personal growth as an artist. But that summer, I took a leap to experiment with watercolor after two decades of abandoning wet medium. I created a 100 Daily Painting Series, using watercolor, for the first time in my life.
I forced myself to dedicate 1 hour a day to paint a new subject with this new medium. 100 days was truly a game changer, as I got to know the medium better, skipped the perfectionist mindset, and boosted my self confidence in learning a new medium. Most importantly, I had something fun to look forward to daily with this challenge.
It’s my most proudest production so far. I love that I get to share my watercolor journey with you. And finally, I’m so thrilled that I actually completed the challenge!
Now you can watch all 100 videos on my YouTube Channel, Siti Nuriati Studio.
While the average video length is only 3 minutes, I don’t suggest you watch them all in one sitting. :)
If your time is limited, but you want to learn to paint, whether as a hobbyist or as a serious painter, this unique Daily Painting Series Coloring Book is perfect for you.