A dialogue with a friend yesterday about perfection in his painting
(he is learning gouache) reminded me that perfection freezes us. Also, NO artist is objective about their work after they’ve just finished it. We spent the time struggling with this or that mark/color and know what we wanted and how it is not THAT.
We see the screwy mark/color, not the forest, so to speak.
Anywho, I love sunflowers and the season is ending.
Painting sunflowers in early morning sun is a stretch for me.
Grisaille helped build tone under the washes of watercolor.
Middle-of-the-night, insomniac painting!
I’m happy with it, a happy image — except for the misdrawn leaves —
Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink;
Lexington Gray Ink, Sennelier, Holbein, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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