The Other How-to

Generating and refining a concept for a painting, tools and strategies for design, planning and evaluating work-in-progress.

Dealing with “Problem Paintings”—Part 1: Too Boring for Words
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Dealing with “Problem Paintings”—Part 1: Too Boring for Words

If you’ve painted in watercolor for more than a day or so, I know you’ve been here: after hours of hard work, you’re struggling with a blotchy, overworked section that you know isn’t going to be right, no matter how much more effort you put into it. It’s tempting to conclude that you just don’t have what it takes . . . maybe it’s time to take up something easier to master, say, golf.

How do you deal with “problem paintings” like this? (click the picture to read more)