|Introspection, 6" x7" original watercolor on Arches 260lb by Carrie Waller|
So I got a little distracted this week and completely abandoned my painting from last week to start another one. Of course I will be coming back to my glowing jars, but I got a little antsy and decided to participate in DPW challenge from last week. Confession time, I get really frustrated with the DPW challenges because I feel like they are geared toward oil painters a majority of the time. I am probably the only one that feels that way, it's just my opinion anyway. So, I was pleasantly surprised that last weeks challenge was to paint a rose, and you could use your own photo reference and not confined to someone else's mediocre photo. I just so happened to be sitting on some great photos of roses that my husband's Aunt had sent me. So I allowed myself to start a new painting as long as I started and finished in one day. I did it:)
I will have to say after painting in yellow I remembered that yellow is a difficult color to paint with in watercolor. It's very easy to lose the glow and end up with mud. It is also extremely difficult to photograph, but it was a fun exercise and a happy distraction with that said, I promise to have more work in progress pictures of my ball jars on Wednesday.