Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A Series of Goofs
You are going to laugh at me because I'm even posting it.... but anyone who sketches on location can sympathsize at little. Not all went well!!! I'm standing in the narrow path between two rows of blueberries; it is hot; I've got my water in one pocket and am trying to hold both the sketchbook and paints.
I'd started painting when I dropped the sketchbook face down .... thus the splotches to the right and a little dirt.
A little later on I dropped a paint brush and bent over to pick it up. Not a good idea. The water in my pocket spilled right onto part of my wet painting, leaving that lovely blur that droops down. Someday I'll try to do that intentionally on a painting.
The worst goof is I drew the spider's legs coming off its abdomen, not the thorax. I know better. Things just weren't going well. I tried to fix it, but made a bit of a mess. ... and wasn't about to start over.
At least there are no squished bugs on it. Once I was painting on location and knew darn well that a bug was walking across my paper. I was just waiting form the bug to wander off on its own, but a friendly bystander reached over and squashed it! Big, ugly splat on my paper!