Monday, January 17, 2011

But we ran anyway

"But we ran anyway," page two of an imaginary kids' story. Watercolor. I did the snowflakes and flying snow with both masking fluid and gouache.

Click image to view larger. (The scan isn't great either.)

I am still sick. :-(

Why I should never paint or do art when I am sick (or without sleep, as sickness tends to leave me):
  • I made a lot of stupid mistakes. :-(
  • I kept leaving the water color palette open when I wasn't using it and then setting my hand or arm or the Mole in it. :-(
  • I worked really hard on a sketch for the next piece and then proceeded to totally ruin it beyond redemption so I have to start all over again.
Luckily, this is my own Mole (round 3), hope things improve before the next one.


ballookey said...

Oh Mary, wait until I post the photos of Willie's book. In the end, I think it looks fine, but I REALLY blew it. And recovered, but really blew it first. It happens to everyone.

henniemavis said...

It's hard to perform well and/or be happy with performance results when one is sick.

I find it hard to do anything when I'm sick... except mope around waiting for change over time (better health, for starters). I think it's great that you were at least motivated to try painting while sick & sleep-deprived!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks Balookey and Hennie.

I am finding it increasing slow recovering from 48-hour bugs or whatever as I age--now what started on Friday is still with me on Tuesday and I feel kind of weak, queasy and disoriented and have given up even trying to work and am just hoping for a timely recovery.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I do hope you recovered the work Ballookey! I always feel so bad when I've done something in someone's book that I don't like. :-(

Then I wish I had never joined the group! :-(

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I did redo the sketch for the third drawing and am relatively happy with it, but I don't want to start painting until I feel better.