Watercolour conundrum

It may be easy to assume that with practise you will master watercolour. Nah! Think again. Yesterday I could paint and today I couldn’t.


Because it is watercolour’s way of stopping you getting proud – pride really does come before a fall.

Ooh, I thought, I’m on a roll, I’ll just knock out a lovely fox I’ve been meaning to do for ages….

No you won’t, said watercolour. You will paint something that a four year old would be ashamed of…

I apologised to watercolour for taking it for granted and started again. It is not be best, but at least I am not too ashamed to post it here.

The moral of this story is that we are all beginners as far as watercolour is concerned and it likes to make sure we don’t forget it.


14 thoughts on “Watercolour conundrum”

  1. This one turned out great! Sometimes things can be rescued and sometimes not- it’s not like oils where you can wipe it off and paint over… But the excitement! The freedom of taking a risk!

  2. The fox is lovely and I am shure your first try was way better than you said but I know exactly what you mean. Watercolor is so full of surprises and not all of them are welcome :-))

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