Friday, January 25, 2008

How not to paint

This is a lesson in how not to paint with watercolour. I overworked, I made a total mess.
I was despondent and I wonder why I even try.
Having said that I am going to have another go at using 3 transparent watercolours and see what sort of a mess I can get into with those.
Sometimes I think the harder I try the worse it is.
Part of the problem is I am over tired, havent slept well for nights with leg cramps. Enough today.


Anonymous said...

I think you are doing great. Stepping out of our comfort zone is hard but it is the only way we can move on. This also means producing some work that we aren't happy with but learning sooo much from our less than perfect results. You go girl!

Keith said...

Am I supposed to think these aren't good??? I like them. I see depth, shadows, deeper color.

I'm tired too. Haven't slept well for days now.

Wonder if you look at these two paintings in a week or two if suddenly you'll like them.

But maybe this isn't *you* painting, and the tedium of working it takes some of the joy out of it.

For me, this may be unfortunate, but the paintings I have overworked are the ones that have preserved themselves best.

Sometimes after I've slavishly worked, the next brisk fast fun painting comes together more fluidly than ever.

I've over-worked this comment :P

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

No, I don't think they are overdone. They are experimental with colours blending into other colours. It's all a way of moving on.

Donn said...

This is a great start! Overdone? Not a bit. You have good perspective in your buildings and the cast shadows are good.
Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I think these are well done as well....give yourself a break!! deni.....;)

Wendy said...

I sympathise with your feelings about 'overdone'. I did one yesterday that was overdone. Yours are more interesting than mine, which hasn't made it to my blog. I like the way you have colours blending in.