I wanted to see if I could (or if I liked) working in a large format. I think my mistake was doing it in watercolor.
I enlarged a pose of Simon and lightly sketched it onto a piece of watercolor paper 22” x 30”.
Then it sat on my easel…and sat and sat and sat….
I inked in his eyes, mouth and whiskers and it sat some more.
I don’t know why I was so apprehensive to add the watercolor but I was. I finally mustered up the courage to just do it…….AAAAAAND……now you see why I was so intimidated/scared/hesitant
Husband asked “What are you going to do with it?”
I guess I’ll cut it up and use it in collages or just use the other side of the paper for other things.
But now I know….
· I don’t like working in a larger format in watercolor. It might be okay for abstracts but not for portraits.
· No matter how well you stretch the paper it still warps and buckles.
· It’s too much of a commitment to work this large. I feel like I’m wasting the ‘good’ paper.
· It has reinforced the fact that mistakes aren’t the end of the world.
· You learn more from a disaster than a success.
· I could probably win an award for procrastination it sat on the easel for so long!!!!
· Failure isn’t a catastrophe.
Not a bad lesson for the cost of one piece of paper I’d say.