Words to live by and words to paint by.
So. Many. Petals!!! Moving slowly, working carefully. This first layer is the basis for all layers to come. My husband walked in to have a peak and said "hey, I can actually tell what it is". haha. Funny guy! And then we both said together "Now don't f*** it up!".
So, I am working slowly, using thin washes, wet in wet and dry brush to build this first layer carefully. Moving at a snails pace but still enjoying the process and trying not to race to the finish line.
I posted the other day about thinking I wanted to work faster, looser and with ink but while working on this pretty little peony, I realized that I actually do love the process of working slowly. It suits my core personality and I can save those fast, loose, ink-filled works for days when I need to be more free. This slow methodical approach is definitely my style and where I gravitate to again and again. Artist's crisis averted!
So, as with all things in life, I am doing my best to not f*** it up! :)