In writing songs I’ve learned as much from Cezanne
as I have from Woody Guthrie.
I thought I botched this. When I finished, it looked too dark. Some of the paint was still wet, so I was hoping that would fix it. Watercolor always dries lighter. I left it to sit, and I took a break. Took a nap actually. Haha.
When I went back to it. I was pleasantly surprised. Whew! I rewet a couple of areas where I had hard lines, added a little more color to help disguise what I could not soften. I added more turquoise to the large pad, and maybe I went overboard. But I like it. Haha.
The indigo areas dried sort of greyish. So I added sap green in some areas, more indigo in others. And I darkened a few spots. Haha. Yeah, I know. Changed my mind.
Maybe I went to dark over all. But I am surprisingly, completely happy with this. Some areas of the background look slightly grey , it is the paper texture. But I can live with that. Haha.
Lesson from the universe. If you are not sure, walk away. Come back later and play. 🙂
The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
Beginning with audacity is a very great part
of the art of painting.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
This was a highly successful learning tool. A successful painting. Not so much. In my opinion it is stiff, dark and lacks the organic quality a scene like this should have. In my mind was my Day 8 field of flowers. The loose arrangement, bright colors, the free flowing forms.
I was too in my head with this one. And I started backwards. Major mistake. I started with the greens, and then added the blooms. Because it was not going the way I had planned, I decided to try, cartoony. Well, sometimes mix and match works. And sometimes it doesn’t. Haha.
It counts as creative. Because I kept going. I didn’t quit. I experimented. I went with the flow.
I did the work. And the sky is not too bad. Haha.
Happy creating everyone! We made it through another challenge. We set a goal, and made the commitment. The end of the tunnel is near. That is something to smile about. 🙂