Sunday, October 18, 2020

Small changes

A gift of anemones
watercolour and acrylic on 
watercolour paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
(I'm going to photograph it again
tomorrow, because it's hard
to get the colour right. It is so

It always helps a painting, no matter what the size, if you go away for a day,
or two, and then come back and look at it. I made a few small changes to this
painting and I’m happy with it. I may still do more, but for now it feels done.

The fall blooming anemones in our garden are still amazing. Today was a very cold
day, and there they were -- a cloud of white, beautiful flowers. I am so grateful for them.

One tip that I learned from another watercolour artist, that will make a difference
in how you see this painting, is to iron it when you’re done.  Thick watercolour
paper tends to curl as you work on it.  So the table across the bottom of the painting
looked round when I showed it to you the last time.

Wishing you a fun filled, and creative week. 

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