You win some, you lose some
Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself.
I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art.
Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely.
It put me in the mood to do some painting this afternoon, and so I grabbed a canvas and toned it with acrylics (left)…and hated it. So here’s where I should have stopped and sanded the whole thing off, but, deciding I could save it, I grabbed my oils and toned it again (right)…and still hated it, because now the acrylic tone was ghosting thru the wet oil. (sigh)
Next mistake: I picked some bluebells to paint…
…and then looked around and saw my roses.
Roses won for the time being, so I squished out some paint and picked up a few paintbrushes and painted in a couple roses…
…and hated it!
So I wiped all the paint of the canvas, put it aside and went to water the garden.
Some days are like that. 🙁
Some paintings are definite winners and others just need their faces washed. It all adds to the textural story.
Have a great week, Veronica. xo
Love it! 😀 Made me laugh. Thank you so much Carole. xx
Yup. But that washed canvas is looking promising ????
Lol, much better! 😀 xx
Thank you! Reassuring to hear I’m not the only one to have experiences like this 🙂 Xxx
Oh my gosh Catherine, I’m amazed at other people’s “burn” piles. I also always think I’m the only one. Nice to know I’m not. 😀 xx
I know exactly what you mean, I think it’s the two very different sides of our brains in conflict!! Yes, you see I am having the same sort of day today!! 🙂 mx
Jennifer J. Chow
Aww, too bad. But I actually really liked the red flowers.
Ida P. Krause
I hear you – I think we all have days like that. We can sometimes be our own worst critic though.
honestly, when i was painting i often would gesso the canvas and if inspiration didnt come calling i would schmush it up a bit and call it abstract … i sort of love your results tho i did think the roses were super … i am sure your muse was just napping ..
Some days are just like that aren’t they! I still reckon your roses are lovely washed face or not 😀