The other day I decided to experiment with another variation of a geometric pattern in watercolor. I wanted each shape to have more than one color in it.
As I proceeded with this pattern, I got frustrated that the corners of my shapes weren’t crisp and sharp. This frustration clouded most of my experience while making this pattern. I also didn’t like the way the colors were mixing in each shape. At some point I added touches of Finetec gold to some of the blue shapes wet into wet (top middle) and I wasn’t happy with how that was looking either.
When I started adding oranges and yellows, things were looking up. I felt that my mixes were looking more appealing (to my eye at least), and I liked the gradual color changes back and forth as I added more shapes.
When I was done with this piece I thought it wasn’t very good. I wasn’t sure if I should share it on Instagram and YouTube but I ended up doing so and was I in for a surprise! People loved it.
I love that about art making and sharing my art with people. I may have a strong feeling about the painting (or just about the process of making it), but other people see it completely differently! I’m grateful for the generous and encouraging feedback people take the time to leave on Instagram and elsewhere. It means a lot!
If you’d like to see the process of making this painting, check out this video:
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