Happy Watercolor Accident!
Well, this is what came from a happy accident yesterday when I decided to explore a few new colors of paint I bought the other day. A much bigger unplanned painting! This is what happened.
I had a small strip of watercolor paper that I was going to test the new colors on and do some mixing, just play around basically. However, when I opened each tube, paint came GUSHING out! Of course I didn’t want to waste it, so I let it fall into my paint pan, grabbed a big piece of paper that was all ready cut, and started playing around.
This painting does not exactly follow the rule of “thirds” anymore, because I had to cut off about a half inch of the top. (It had the name of the paper imprinted in it.) Ha, ha! It was a scrap piece I was using for little stuff. I also got the idea of the painting from a book I have that I haven’t looked at in a long time. I kind of “stole” the boat from it. I just thought it needed something in the water and at that point the little red boat in the book’s painting seemed like a good idea.
Anyway, I like the new colors. They are Winsor & Newton’s “Intense Blue” and Grumbacher’s “Prussian Blue.” I also bought Grumbacher’s “Thalo Crimson” which I didn’t realize I all ready had!! So it turned out to be a fun accidental painting to do! I used my 2″ brush which was fun in order to lay down more color at one time. My husband commented that it was a HUGE brush!
So today I am going to keep working on the dog painting I also started yesterday, and maybe start on another couple of miniatures for my husband’s D&D game. (After I go work out.) I tend to get distracted from exercising when I get into all of these painting projects, but I have to keep my arm and shoulder in shape to do it!
Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂