mixed media painting

Paul Klee Inspired Watercolor Practice

Ever have an art piece start out amazing and…then all of a sudden… take a dramatic turn for the worst. Well that’s what happened here-happens often actually.

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If at first you don’t succeed with watercolor, try again.

For some reason the words save this for another time rang in my ear. Kept this for a while and wasn’t sure why.  I remember this fabulous tip from a class.

The instructor said,”Never give up on on a piece IF you make a mistake.

Instead try to fix the painting and get creative with your tools. Another artist who creates with acrylic paint and wood said the same words. He said something like,” You  never know if the mistake can actually turn out to be something amazing. ”

I LOVE this advice. Come to think of it, it’s been the very something that makes all the difference.

I’ve been practicing color. Color is my favorite element to play with.  Add a new layer of  color that represents how I feel about this process and myself sounds good.

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Layering created such a lovely texture. I tried to fix the forehead. Sometimes you can’t fix it all. But wait, I created this with all the emotions I was feeling. Not bad at all!

Everything is possible