This is NOT a good painting.
I wanted the splatters/drizzles to happen when you drizzle or splatter on Pebeo Drawing Fluid (a grey-blue masking fluid that makes more organic/not hard edged lines when lightly sprayed with water), but it is OBVIOUSLY not working here for me. You have to plan those splatters and drizzles to work with the composition of the painting, don't you?
Here it is with the masking fluid off. All the values look the same except the crow is too dark. The shoes don't stand out enough...her skin is too golden...UGH!
So...started another that was just as bad and ended it before I got too involved. Maybe I can return to these messes sometime when I learn more about fluid acrylics.
This is how I set myself up for failure before a major entry/juried show = I begin working on some new or unlearned technique that takes more learning than 2-3 weeks! So...back to watercolor. This is crazy. Just do what you know how to do and continue doing it. (Me talking to me!)
Do you ever do this to yourself: Set yourself up to fail and then say, "Well, I can't enter that show; I'm obviously not good enough!" And the fact that I got in 3 out of 4 times I entered a painting in the juried show (with different judges each time) should mean something...we dwell on our failures and forget our successes - why?
I should be very thankful that I don't have to live off my art earnings because I would have starved a long time ago!
Okay, enough negative talk/thoughts...
Time to get back to watercolor and something that might bring pleasure when seen...
Take care, all. Keep those blue meanies away from your work and mind! And remember, we all feel like failures at times - even those we think are having great success and having a great time in their lives. So...have a colorful day and hug an artist today (if you see one - they are pretty solitary creatures).