What can't Joanna Gaines do?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
September 17, 2018

If you thought renovating homes, running an empire of attractions in Waco, heading up a magazine, and penning books was where Joanna Gaines' expertise ended, you'd be incorrect. The former Fixer Upper star is also a budding watercolor artist.

Last week, Gaines posted "A Guide to Watercolor Painting" on her Magnolia blog to share her new hobby with fans. "Earlier this year, I asked a friend to give me watercolor lessons. I'd never done anything like this before, but I was drawn to the freedom that watercolor embodies – the way the colors meld when they hit the paper, imperfect and out of bounds. So much of my day-to-day work can feel very literal, while watercolor is anything but precise," she wrote. "In my first few lessons, I was throwing away more attempts than I was keeping, but as I've continued to learn and experiment with this art form, it has become something that really allows me to forget the rules and acknowledge the beauty in the midst of routine."

Joanna Gaines Watercolor
Credit: Magnolia

"Watercoloring has expanded my understanding of what I'm capable of, and I love how it's able to pull me out of the daily grind so that I can see myself and the world around me with a new perspective," she notes of the experience, before sharing a step-by-step guide from her friend on how to get started with watercoloring.

Based on the sketches Gaines shared, it's safe to say we can add "watercoloring" to her ever-growing list of talents. So when can we buy your prints, JoJo?