Mostly about myself.
One, I much prefer bright and saturated colors.
Two, I don’t paint (am incapable of painting) in a loose style. (This is why I’m now enrolled in Alisa Burke’s Watercolor Bliss class.)
Three, I am impatient and want to create a masterpiece in a ‘moment’!
I worked on this particular piece for over two weeks, on and off. I’ve rendered it in five different ways (well, two of them were watercolor, so I guess for honesty’s sake it was really only four different ways. But I PAINTED it five times!)
I liked it when I started but now I am just DONE with it. lol
Maybe, given time, I’ll come back to it with a better appreciation.
I found a picture of a quaint street online and sketched it, refined it a bit (just to make my life easier.)
That took two or three try’s. I scanned it into Photoshop and added color. Just as a reference.
Next I tried it in colored pencil, then markers, then finally watercolor.
I was also trying to loosen up (to no avail!)
I guess I just have a ‘stay inside the lines’ kind of mentality :(