B (plan B): Boat Bombed

Watercolor really is zen. Why, you ask? I’m learning to make friends with Plan B.


This was supposed to be a boat painting. Aaahhh……plan B…a nice peaceful, boatless scene. It’s about 2.5″ by 5″.   Cobalt blue, winsor red and azo yellow.  Bit of ultramarine blue too.   I kinda like the sky. And the sun is dancing on the water. Purple water! Purple paint puddles! These are all good things.

I wish you a good Tuesday, lots of big belly breaths….and may you be happy with your Plan B.   Peace.

46 thoughts on “B (plan B): Boat Bombed

  1. Such an insightful way to describe watercolor painting and such a great association with life. Such great wisdom! And the painting turned out beautiful. Couldn’t have planned it more lovely. Don’t you just love that!

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    1. Jodi, you’re rubbing off on me!!! Otherwise I’d have been all bummed out and wanting to throw my brushes. :)). I went in with no expectations though and that helped. I’m glad you like it. I don’t love it but it’s ok with me. It’s an ok Plan B. I’m learning a lot from you 💜💛💜

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      1. Awh! I’m so flattered ((blush)), but you know the feeling is so mutual. And sometimes Plan B turns out better than Plan A. We’ll never know so we will embrace it! 🙂

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  2. I’d say that plan B is the best plan. I can just imagine that we are on the boat looking out at the expansive sea. Beautiful painting.

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    1. Thank you! I’m trying hehe. This one bombed but watercolor does this to me a lot. Less often now, but it happens and I have to learn to make something else that I still like out of it. 🙂 I’m glad you like this!

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    1. Thank you Jill! Love the purples always! I’m glad you like it. I had to make something out of it. I did learn that Winsor red doesn’t lift like cad red does. Hehe. Me any lf my substitutions. Oh well live and learn!

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  3. Yes, Plan B is sometimes more pleasant than Plan A. Thunder and lightning caused me to shut down early last night with no blog getting posted. Plan B? I got a long night’s sleep. 🙂

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