Monday, June 6, 2011

My Latest Paintings...or The Good, The Bad and the Brainless

This last week of painting was all about being stubborn.  Last Monday, I really wanted to paint some daisies so I figured out how I wanted to do them and started painting...everything went well until I got to the background.  I made a valiant effort to make it look good but it turned out like most of the background foliage I've done; pretty craptastic. 

That's where the stubborn came in. I don't like being defeated by things or giving up so I decided to spend the rest of the week trying get better at negative painting--focusing on painting background foliage.  I think that day 142 and 143 turned out pretty well for that.

And, even though they aren't background foliage, I really like days 144 and 145 because I love seeing the texture you get when you add salt to wet watercolor.

But, the last two days--brainless.  I forgot to really think about what I was doing and it shows...I know that I'm not going to be happy with every painting that I do but I'd like to not keep making the same mistakes over and over again...sigh. 

I just have to keep telling myself over and over that I am getting better at this the more I practice...


Diana said...

Day 143 is beautiful. Good thing you are stubborn. 8-) Also love the ones with the salt added. Very cool.

Cindy said...

How can I not love daisy pics!!! I want to steal the second one for my blog header!!!! :)
Winter Wood is fantastic....LOVE it!

Tink said...

My favorites are the ones I get to watch you produce at Ya Ya day...I love to watch you paint!