Picture a Day #19-Knowing When to Put Down the Paintbrush

In one of the various art classes I have taken, a cautionary tale was told about a master painter who had to have his works literally yanked from his grasping fingers. Sometimes it’s hard to stop “fixing,” even for the experts, and especially if you are a perfectionist. There is always something more to add, or tweak, until you have ruined what was fresh and spontaneous!

So I am calling this a wrap. But first I want to carefully add a little red to the pear, and maybe another shadow… somebody take it away from me! I used Cadmium Yellow Pale, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Pale, and Alizarin Crimson for this watercolor painting. I like to start with the primary colors and layer them, as you have seen. Now, I guess I’ll finish that rose. It’s still glaring at me…


About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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