Monday, July 1, 2013
The Learning Continues: One More Round of Painting
I've been practicing some more on Soon Y. Warren's method of painting crystal in watercolors. The composition is Soon's and I am using her video instruction to help continue to guide me along. I've taken three of her classes over the past couple of years; I LOVE her work and the way she brings her paintings to life. Oh, I still have so much to learn and it continues to be exciting! This one was still on the board after I had finished it... and something just didn't look right about the right lower quadrant to me... I don't know enough to recognize exactly what the problem was, but it wasn't right.
While staring at it trying to figure out what didn't look right, I decided that if I cropped it, I was pretty happy... Much like photos can sometimes be better when cropped.
I think I robbed too much light from the area that is purplish on the right lower part of the crystal... but, I'm still too inexperienced to know exactly where or how or what I was doing when I ran it in the ditch! But, I do know I DID! Guess I will just have to keep on keeping on trying to learn.
Here is the partial painting framed. It was kind of sad to have to cut away all that work... good or bad... but, I did manage to make a hand painted card from the part I removed. So, it wasn't a total waste.
Waves from our Little Lady! She's growing like a weed! Her Noni sure loves. loves. loves. getting those sweet, slobbery little sugars! She enjoys balls like her cousin, Little Roo. Makes me smile.
"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa
Amen to that. May your week find you doing whatever you do with great love.
blessings ~ tanna
PS The Unloved is still d.r.a.g.g.i.n.g. out... I have to force myself to do two rows... about every other day. At this rate, I may never finish or get to a fun knit again! Wish me knitting speed!! ;)