Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Frustrating reflections

So it was rather slow going tonight. In fact, there's so little progress that I wasn't going to post at all. But then I thought I might end up just repeating my mistake unless I wrote it down. So here goes. To my future self: If I am going to be painting a reflection of lots of different shades and tints of green, paint the reflection at the same time. You know, when you still know how you made the color! Or even better, when you still have that exact color on your palette. Because as hard as mirroring shapes is, duplicating all those exact colors is much, much worse. Wouldn't it have been nice if I had thought ahead and saved myself the unnecessary stress? It's like how I always start painting in the bottom right and then have nowhere to rest my hand without messing it up. Honestly, sometimes I think I'm not smart enough to paint.

1 comment:

  1. Lol! You are WAY smart enough to paint! Fear not Alisha it is looking beautiful and you're nearly to the end! But oh man I know what you mean about mixing colors. Sometimes I think I have it right and then I paint it and it's just not quite the same. . . :)