Adding to her already impressive list of talents, Reese Witherspoon has picked up another skill in quarantine: art! It’s not as though the multi-hyphenate star doesn’t have a lot going on even in isolation. She’s still running her production company, Hello Sunshine. She’s doing remote interviews. She’s likely scouting out another book to option for her next award-winning series. Yet, she’s apparently been exploring more ways to stay busy during social distancing, and it seems like she found a solid match in watercolor painting.
Witherspoon took to Instagram on Saturday morning to share her newfound hobby, posting two photos. In the first, she sits at her dining room table, dabbing her paintbrush into a watercolor palette. The second photo shows the fruits of her labor — a watercolor recreation she’d painted of the vase of flowers sitting at the center of her table. Scattered around the masterpiece are the supplies she used to create it, including The Art of Watercolor Painting instructional book.
“I’m quitting my day job!” Witherspoon joked, adding a special shout-out to the person who turned her on to this new pastime. “Thanks for the art supplies, Mom!” And seriously, is there anything she can’t do? We’d buy Witherspoon’s floral watercolor in a heartbeat.
Don’t worry, though; Witherspoon isn’t likely to actually give up her day job. Or if she did, she has plenty to spare. As writer and fashion consultant Derek Blasberg asked playfully of Witherspoon’s comment about quitting, “Which day job?” To which she replied, “Exactly!!”
Outside of painting surprisingly stunning art pieces this weekend, Witherspoon has been doing a little reading. On Friday, she shared her latest book club pick, The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. According to Witherspoon, the novel “captivated” her from the first page with its rich and complex story about a woman rising out of an abusive marriage to become one of the most sought-after henna artists in Jaipur.
Come to think of it, perhaps Witherspoon’s reading habits influenced her foray into the art world. Whatever inspired the mini-watercolor-exhibition, though, here’s hoping she shares more in the near future.
Before you go, scroll through Witherspoon’s evolution over the years.