'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau
|Watercolors By Andrea Burke||
"Allow yourself to make mistakes...it's the best way to learn and grow" or so they say! When I sketched this from the photo, there was a very dark area in the middle with no definition. After I masked, did the underpainting, painted the street, then painted the shadow, I removed the masking, tape, and contact paper and decided I should figure out what was in the "black hole" before I painted it. I tweaked and tweaked it with photo software and finally discovered 2 legs, a tail, more road and more shadow. Well, unfortunately, after underpainting, street, and shadow, you really can't get the same effect on white paper. So, I don't know of any way to fix this other than to stop! And that's OK - a lesson learned! :-)
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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