Sometimes when you create something you don't think is perfect,
you should leave it. I don't want to have that as my watchword. But.
I'm glad some of you like the image of the Fundy cove I shared the
other night. Because I tried to make the horizon straight, and used
a painter's tape that was way too strong. And it ripped the painting
So I went at it again. Same size watercolour paper. A different kind
of masking tape to make a straight horizon line, and all kinds of strange,
non-complimentary results. I'm also working on improving a painting
from years ago of our beautiful Pugwash shore, that I never got right.
That is actually improving -- slowly.
But man. That beautiful sunset still haunted me (in a good way -- I'm
an artist). And I drew this image of it. Also not perfect, but the colour
is right on. This is an iPad drawing. That is what the water and sky looked
like -- so gorgeous.
The moral is either -- let it really dry. Or don't mess with it. Or "Hey--
you're an artist. Learning and having fun is what it's all about!"
Have a loving the world day.