Hot on the heels of some pieces I really liked of course are ones that I don’t think are nearly so good, but they all count towards the 50 paintings.
#18 Red Clover. This was an experiment in making a dark background. I actually like the effect but just need to refine the edges so I get a crisper image. It’s a bit nervewracking because you need to work fairly quickly with watercolour but painting around all those details is painstaking work.
#19 Moth and Honeysuckle. Simple image I did late at night when I was feeling rather tired.
#20 Morning Coffee. Oh man, do you ever have one of those pieces where you have a good idea but fail on the execution? Yeah, that. I ended up cropping a huge part of this painting out because the perspective of the croissant was really weird and somehow I managed to smear a huge part of the cafetiere. The saucer is a weird dark colour too and I couldn’t decide whether or not to do shadows. I could go on and on, but the plus side is I still like the idea and wish I really had teacups with Russian dolls.
Still going to push through the pain and get some more done. Have you ever had a real painting disaster? If you had I’m hoping you didn’t have to post it for the sake of a challenge.