I’m very pleased with this one. I could probably give the mountain and stream a little more shape but other than that, I actually like it. I worked very hard at not being concerned about where objects started and stopped. I kept telling myself that it’s ok for a shoreline NOT to be defined but instead, let it bleed into the stream. I had to convince myself that a mountain or cliff does NOT have to always be brown even though it goes against every fibre of my being. Even painting a tree that’s leaning is extremely vexing for me because I have to have everything even and straight and the correct color. I have to actually work at being free and loose. Must be my personality type or something.
Not quite a “hot mess” but it is a fail. I must have blocked this one from my memory because I painted it about two months ago and totally forgot about it. But, like I said before, even the bad ones get the spotlight because they’ll never see the light of day anywhere else. haha 🙂
I just love ‘before and afters’ don’t you? It can be anything – a makeover, a car, a kitchen – anything. Well this ‘before and after’ is of my watercolors. The first one I painted about a month ago. In case you don’t know, I’m very new to watercolors – only a few months. Anyway, I painted that first one which is awful and put it aside. I painted other things in between and decided to give it another try. I think it turned out much better. There’s still room for improvement of course but the ‘after’ is definitely better than the ‘before.’
As always, comments, criticisms, and tomatoes are welcome. 🙂 🙂 🙂
And if you’re not an artist, then go and have a looksee at my gallery. 🙂