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Monday, January 6, 2014

know when to fold......

I'm waving the white flag of surrender....
I'm folding this hand....
I'm over hyacinths...

Gamely I thought another run would result in a huge improvement over my not-so-pleasing results with the hyacinths.
Soft pillows of color, suggestions of what was to come....I tried a new approach remembering that watercolor is backwards to oil in that you paint your lights first.

but darn if the finished effort doesn't look exactly like the one for day 5!  how disappointing.  I think I got too hung up in trying to "say" hyacinth....and I am not fond of their rigid shape anyway (penile, I know, but too tree-like for a flower in my opinion.)

I should be very happy never to see another hyacinth on my canvas ever again.  The saving grace is that this failure helped me weed out one item as a future subject!  On to something totally different.....

colorfully yours,

p.s.  if you joined us late I will explain that I am participating in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge on-line with close to 400 other artists around the world. Due to recent shoulder replacement surgery I am doing the challenge with my non-dominate hand...just to spice things up a bit!!  For thumbnails of other participants visit:


  1. Don't Fold!

    PS I subscribe to your blog, but do not follow.

  2. You can do this...only 26 more to go and not a hyacinth in the crowd... LOU

  3. You can do this...only 26 more to go and not a hyacinth in the crowd... LOU

  4. Okay doke, only folding on my nemesis the hyacinth! onward!


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