Not sure why, but I seem to be overworking a lot of paintings that get torn and sent into the round bin (or used for scrap paper on the backs).
This began okay but the water looked muddy to me so...I mixed up a large batch of cobalt teal blue and just poured it over the whole thing (while the flower and pad were masked off). Did this until I got a prettier loot to the water.
The lily pad at the top left has watercolor paint and watercolor crayons on it. The lines need more color (they are underneath the water). I like the purplish color of the stem and shadow (and I did crop off some of the bottom so I don't have a full shadow of the flower there).
So...how could I go wrong? Well, apparently pretty easily! Because when all the masking fluid came off and I began on that flower, I just kept putting pigment on wet on wet and let it run and didn't have any indication of segments and...just kept doing it!! I think my problem might be lack of attention to the painting because I'm watching things on Amazon Prime while I'm painting and maybe that it not a good thing!
Trust me, this one looks better here than in person where it's a mess! (Went in with watercolor pencils and drew in the separation between petals and there is nothing delicate about it.) The only good thing about it is the water.
So...another sheet of paper, another start...