I'm so happy I had my little tantrum yesterday. I told myself I was just going to do the things that needed doing and get over it! Whatever time it took to clear the table, so to speak, I was going to set aside one hour to play. One hour to just fool around at my desk.
The other day I had taken a few more photographs in my garden. I decided to just upload them from the camera and see what I had. Some photos looked good enough to paint from. I prefer painting from life, but it was okay for now.
I chose a photo and took it to my drawing table, squeezed out the colors I was going to use and just got to it. Without any rhyme or reason I sketched with color on the paper. No objective other than playing with the brush and the paint.
Can you guess that I ended up spending two and a half hours painting? By the time I looked up from the watercolor paper, it was already dark outside and I had no idea what time it was. I was amazed. Yesterday I was having a hissy fit about not painting and today I was painting! Talk about a creative u-turn!
Fall Marigold 14x20" Watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper