Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bad Week

This past week has been frustrating to say the least.
Had a drawing on the paper, just needed to put on the
masking to save the whites, grabbed the bottle of
masking and started to apply it. Seems with every
brushstroke it glopped up more and more. Removed the
dried masking to discover it stained the white paper
and the paper was damaged as I removed the masking.
Discovered I grabbed my old bottle of masking; now I
know that this is the reason for the staining of the
paper. Will mark the newly bought bottles with the
dates I purchased. Spent more time redrawing the
picture on new paper only to mess up the painting
with bad washes. I could submit it to the
Museum of Bad Art. I check this site out for a
good laugh once in a while, haven't seen my stuff on there yet!


Kathy said...

I can feel your pain! I've had many days like that and ended up setting things aside- regrouping for awhile - and starting over. I'll bet the next work you do will be great!

Susan Liles said...

Kathy-I am regrouping; organized all my reference pictures and tossed some out. Still trying to find one of my personal books of "art knowledge". Too much stuff. Felt like getting bucked off the horse, just need to dust myself off and get back on and grab the reins. Experimenting with fluid acrylics-fun and frustrating!