Lesson Learned

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Well, lots of lessons, from my July-make-a-watercolor-painting-every-day experiment:

  1. Don’t be tied too much to a particular end result.
  2. Sit down to paint with expectation and wonder.
  3. Pray for happy accidents.   They are almost always better than whatever you planned (as in this case).
  4. Sitting down to paint when tired/stressed will not usually bring about a painting I’ll be happy with later.
  5. Before you throw in the towel, run the painting under the kitchen faucet (as in this case).
  6. Your mood will flow into and through the painting, along with the water.   This may be true in every medium, but most definitely (for me, at least) in watercolor.
  7. Enjoy and have fun with it.   And it will have fun with you!

That’s pretty much all I have to say about that.   Happy Friday, and I hope YOU dance this weekend!

54 thoughts on “Lesson Learned

                1. I draw while watching the game at night, usually in CP and sometimes ink (sometimes adding color w a travel WC set after), so it’s not as though I don’t enjoy other mediums. It’s just mostly I hear the call of WC. I wonder though if anyone picks it up just like that, even if they are a natural at it. Idk what I’m saying anymore. And it’s morning, not a good sign lol.

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  1. Love your lessons, especially number 5. Your image jumps right off the page today. I’m starting a watercolor class today. I’ll let you know what happens. Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. It would appear that you have had a very productive month! These are great lessons that you have learnt and quite a few ring true to me also (particularly #1). Love this painting πŸ’›

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  3. Your flower is AWESOME Laura! Whoot Whoot! 😊 I think you did FABULOUS with your challenge and learned sooooo much! Proud of you to keep at it, my friend! πŸŽ¨πŸ’œ Happy Friday! 🌼🌈

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