Saturday, November 18, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
You know how when you have something glaringly wrong in a painting and you don't even see it until someone comes up and says - oh there is a cow in your river, and you see, yep, right there in the water a perfect cow shape you never intended or saw until someone said something and then you can't unsee it?
I did a watercolor at a Plein Air event, that I framed and displayed it, and right there is a big old arrow pointing to the corner. It's driving me nuts and why didn't I see it before you ask? Two reasons, it was misting, rainy and cold while being painted and my watercolor paint was not drying at all, which if the opposite of what normally happens, and I was so pressured to produce something for the event, I neglected to plan I just started right in, no thumbnail, no prep. And now I have a painting that drives me nuts. So, I am going to use it as an underpainting and the composition plan for the next 5 variation series, sans the gigantic pointing arrow!
This is after I did pastel over the top. Pretty much an epic fail. I would of been better off not trying to fix something with the pastel, and flipping the paper and doing a fresh underpainting and more pleasing composition.
Here's the watercolor before cropping (See what I mean about the arrow? Yikes!)
Monday, November 13, 2017