Continuing with the watercolor samplers and efforts to add more water and loosen the whole thing up. (Obviously, this starts with loosening myself up first.)
So, this one was uber messy and wet, and I was definitely feeling like it was out of my control! The only reason I didn’t rip the page out was because I just loved the color palette…plus, I have two new watercolor sketchbooks and have vowed to not pull any pages out because they aren’t exactly what I had hoped for. Stepping way out on a limb here, feeling shaky….but the view is great!
Have heard more than once, don’t give up on a piece too soon. Look at it after it dries, or tomorrow or the next day, and see how it sits on you then. This piece is a great example of that wisdom. When it was wet I was, like, get the fire extinguisher, this is a hot disaster! But no, you cannot pull it out of the sketchbook. Let it be, the man said. Today, I opened the sketchbook and yowza! How pretty and interesting and cool is this?! I kept the mark making subtle and to a minimum because there is already a lot going on here, and I don’t want to distract from all the texture that’s already there. Yummy.
p.s. I am allowed to cut a piece out of my notebook if I want to frame it. 🙂
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.Paul McCartney