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Hi everyone! I want to welcome all new followers and thank everyone who has visited my shop. My name is Kourtney and I am a Creative Director out of Louisiana who has a very strong passion for my hobby of painting. Starting out with oils at University, I found that they weren’t my cup of tea and quickly found acrylics shortly after graduating. Using this new medium, I would paint scenes from Studio Ghibli films and sell prints here and there. As fads with new materials start on instagram, I quickly become curious and want to try everything! So when gouache started showing on my feed, I knew what I needed to do. Luckily there is a great local art store (Mo’s Art Supplies) that carries everything the larger chain stores don’t. I was able to try out a few brands and styles of gouache (there are two types) and fell in love immediately. Over the next year or so, I created probably around a hundred paintings (maybe more, I don’t keep track) and needed something to do with all of them. At the urging of a friend (you know who you are), I joined the Mid City Makers Market and became an art vendor in the Baton Rouge area. It has been a blast! I’ve met so many wonderful and supportive people along the way and felt the love from my friends and family as well. After painting with gouache for so long, I wanted to try the next step, watercolors. This was the scariest part for me as I hadn’t tried them since getting those really poor quality tubes in paint kits when I was a kid. And boy did I hate it back then! It didn’t make sense to me. Paint was supposed to be opaque and easy to control and make these bright colors but I couldn’t do it properly to save my life. Back to present day, I found several you-tubers who make phenomenal content (I’ll link them below) and made me really want to give this new medium a try. Lo and behold, I LOVE THEM. I love watercolor so very very much. It’s crazy how starting with gouache really helped me to love the qualities in watercolor that I hated so much when I was a kid. The next step after falling in love with this medium was to jump in head first and MAKE the medium. That’s right, I’m making watercolors. I've come so far into the process and have a lot of great colors to choose from. I hope you love them as much as I do!
 If you’ve made it this far, I want to thank you again for taking the time to like and support my work. I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me!-Sincerely, Kourtney

Youtube content creators I adore (I could go on forever, but I’ll leave a few) :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9e6JpRMtxsNraIhoYvTOA (Oto Kano)https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIoOLzT1jbxAcPW99xn0zQ (James Gurney)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-iviBMDPP8wa1r8CI74Skw (Myriam Tillson)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbmw2hACnc5JqYp_ItUfgg (Danica Sills)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnh5k3c1miCbQlt0Q8iXePw (In Liquid Color)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJSJn5Pt9x9oyAOywbhIXHg (Arleebean)

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