When I’ve been away from watercolour for a while, I do tend to get a reminder of how difficult I actually find it.
This time it came through my first speed painting in months.
I wanted to just get the feel of it all again.
So I cut out a small piece of paper and had a quick go.
My aim was not to make something to show off, but rather try to make it look okay.
It turned out like this:
It’s not that I’m disappointed.
It just felt like a rough start compared to the series of landscape paintings I did last time.
But I need an experience like this to get going again.
And to be reminded that watercolour is not something you just splash together and always end up with a good result.
So now I’m ready to start.
I’ve gotten my reality check.