One of the real life things I need to do is paint this fire place. Look how disgustingly ugly it is.
Here is a work in progress. I may benefit from slowing down a little anyway. In general, it's better to not over think and over state watercolors. The advice of one painter I've been reading is, "get in, make a mark, then get out." (I don't remember which one, I've been reading so many.) Good advice for me. When I start trying to "fix" things I end up making them worse. I will really benefit from working this new piece slowly.
I did use this same reference for an earlier painting I did last week. It was going along well. in fact I still like part of the old painting,which is why I cropped it, creating a smaller painting. (see below)
But then I panicked. I made painted statements I wanted to take back. I scrubbed, but then the dreaded mud appeared. My excitement about my early efforts, soon turned to disappointment. That's when I knew I needed a break.
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