I continue to enjoy pen drawing plus water color, this time with Jimi Hendrix as a subject. The painting here was done very quickly, as a throw-away (I didn’t put any care into the drawing as I was intending to play with the crazy colors to the right, assuming they would be a terrible mess).
The crazy things is, every painting I’ve done since this one, with serious intention, is nowhere near as loose and appealing (not saying this one worked). I am learning the hard way that in water color, fast is best (really cannot over-work the paper with changes) and one must just go for it — if it works, great, if not, do another one.
The challenge for me is that I get invested in certain drawings and don’t want to screw up a good drawing, so I end up torturing the paper until it is ruined…
But for every 20 failures perhaps they’ll be a good painting that makes it.