Saturday, May 14, 2011
Hot Off the Watercolor Board!
Just "finished" this a little earlier today. It is my first "portrait" watercolor. I would never have been tempted... except, you know... my love of the Little Man... well, it takes me to deep waters...
Now, as I examine the painting post-photographing, I see things I would like to change. I'm not sure you ever stop seeing those things, if you are like me... Slightly obsessive... slightly perfectionistic... Thank goodness, I have mellowed with age or I would never have been able to tolerate the imperfections of learning to watercolor... It challenges me, even now... way down the line from my most driven days.
However, at one point today (I've worked on this one several days over a period of time), I finally hit an excited moment... with the fabric... and the shadows... a moment that it felt like I might be "getting it." Good news, for me, is that it only takes a moment of joy and excitement to incite me to continue my pursuit! Pursuit of wonder... of joy... of satisfaction...
That is my hope for you this day... that some moment feels right... that some moment is the breadcrumb in the trail to put you on the right path... that some moment gives you joy...
... that some moment gives you hope.
To see the photo that inspired this painting click here. It was taken Little Man's Momma.
blessings ~ tanna
p.s. I have gotten a lot done while blogger has been down this week... hmmmm... what does that tell you?