What if it’s one of those days that the canvas just isn’t working out? I just deleted my first post because it was crap – so now what? I feel like crap and the example I was working on is shit. Do you relate?
I’m going to listen to what my gut & spirit is telling me – REST. I did try and create this morning but I’m not happy with what happened. This challenge is about what I learn from the experience and what I’ve learned today is rest is essential for creativity. I also learned that the paper one uses for watercolor painting really has to be right.
I got the best tip from Sara Strozinski (http://sarastrozinskyart.com) who is a phenomenal watercolor artist and friend of mine which is – after you lay the first layer of watercolor paint on, scrub some off. I absolutely love this technique.
You can see where I scrubbed some of the paint off the here. It looks really good when I use Quinacridone Gold (another suggestion from Sara). But you have to be care not to scrub off too much or use thicker paper.
You can see that scrubbing off some of the paint adds an interesting depth (after I add black gel pen it will be better). I didn’t like one part in the middle and scrubbed off too much paper. I’ll probably use an exacto knife & cut out that part.
Ok, now for a nap. Happy creating everyone!!