Monday, December 3, 2012
Joy and pain in the studio
I was unfamiliar with her (she is a watercolourist from the UK) until a copy of her other book How to Paint Colour & Light in Watercolour came into the used book store where I work. I bought it and was enthralled with her loose style of painting. It's had to believe how hard it is to get loose - you want to define and add details when you should just let it alone - let the viewer finish the scene. I came across this inspirational quote in her book: "The more paintings that go into your bin, the more you are learning, so fill it up......An empty bin means you are not practicing enough to be a great artist...." Well, my trash bin is always full! LOL! I was inspired to paint the above masquerader from one in Haine's book - but I am happy to say that mine is very very different from hers.