A landscape practice and a few lessons learned.
Happy Sunday! 🙂
As I started working on this painting I quickly realized that things weren’t going as planned. When I dropped color on my damp watercolor paper I could see that my timing was off. My plan was to create distant trees but that was not what was happening. I was disappointed at first but continued on and did not fight it.
Lesson learned: Go with the flow and allow the painting to guide you.
Chilly Cityscape 9 x 12 inch watercolor
I continued dropping in color and resisted the urge to fix things.
Stepping back I could see an unexpected cityscape with buildings and trees. What a happy surprise. Things didn’t go as initially planned but that’s ok. I learned a lot from this exercise and in the end I love the cityscape painting that resulted.
Lesson learned: Watercolor sometimes delivers a happy surprise.
I plan on keeping this painting near my desk as a reminder of these important lessons. 🙂
I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.