Me vs. Paints is typically a battle and the trash bin wins the prize of a quite unfortunate painting. This time is different. I think this painted watercolor flower is not completely unfortunate.
I think me and my inexpensive paints did a fairly decent job of it.
I struggle with several painting issues. The most debilitating of which is not being able to visualize the finish during the process. So I don’t know when to quit fixing it. Or even whether or not it needs fixing. Another is not waiting for layers to dry. For once I did use a heat tool at times to get it dry faster. But I kept painting on it and making it worse. It was destined for the trash bin.
Once I finally drew the scribbles, I could see it so much better. But that just started a whole new fix-it process. I thought one of us has to give in and I didn’t want it to be me. I think I ended up with a fairly decently painted single flower for Sheila’s (Orange Esmeralda) A Single Flower theme at Art Journal Journey .
I haven’t actually pasted it into my journal yet as I’m undecided as to what I might want to do, if anything, with the page it will get pasted to.
Update: I have finished the page.
This theme runs for the entire month of March. All mediums of art are welcome to join in. It’s such a great theme to welcome the arrival of Spring.