After I stopped using tutorial videos for my watercolour painting, it has all (excuse my language) gone to crap.
Everything I make basically looks like a childs painting.
Too dark paint
I am really starting to lose my self esteem with this medium.
This is the photograph the painting is based on:
It’s one of my favourite photos, taken in a small town south of the Grand Canyon.
It had a real cowboy feel, and as I took the photo a man suddenly came around the corner and became part of it.
There’s so many nice details there, and so many exciting colours.
I had high hopes for this one.
But, this is how the painting looked after the first wash:
And this is the final result:
The sky is ok.
The pavement on the left is ok.
And that’s about it.
It simply makes the photograph no justice.
I should have left light spots inside the porch to let the light flow in through the poles.
In fact, the whole painting should have been much, much lighter.
And the details should have been painted in a much looser style.
And I should have planned it all better from the start.
I’ve probably written all of this in ten posts in a row now, but I just don’t seem to get it in my head and start doing it.
I really want to be able to paint nice paintings all on my own, but I think I’ve realized that I have to go back to using a couple more tutorials.
This isn’t working out very well.
But, frustrating or not, I’ll keep at it and I will get better in the end!