So pleased with how this turned out. The yellow ochre and Naples yellow mingled nicely. The vase dried with interesting lights and darks. I made the cardinal mistake, of walking away while the table was still wet. I didn’t think to take a photo, but the first version was a patchy mess.
I went back in with a wet brush to soften things, and when that did not work, I added more Shiraz. While still wet, I dabbed areas with a tissue to lift some of the color. I am very happy with the result. Thought about naming this “Tres Mujeres”, three women.
This was the view today. Mingus was dwarfed by the clouds.
We’re here! The halfway point. I have to say, I’m feeling very accomplished. After months of not painting. I now have a nice little collection. A collection I am happy with.
Out of the fifteen, there are only two that I wanted to make changes to. And I did. Day 3 and day 6. In challenges past, I would have felt I had more”bad” paintings at this point. I have noticed that I am stressing less over the outcome.
This next week is when it usually gets difficult for me. I am interested to see if that will be true again. Or if the last half will pass as quickly as the first.
“You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner
“Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe