Its About Three
In celebration of day 3, the Third of July, and #WorldWatercolorMonth, I’d like to share three broken seashells. You might have guessed; yes the selection of a group of three was purposeful. The arrangement was deliberate too. I wanted the shell with three holes or windows to be facing a different direction than the two with two holes. I like setting up “one of these things is not like the other ones” situations such as the one depicted here.
Plus, I used a triad – red, yellow and blue. I like using primary colors. Mixing them together create all sorts of other colors, but they are related. It helps to unify the color scheme.
Frown Attack = “Not Pleases”
Yes, I had an attack of the frowns and stares. I wasn’t pleased with this study. It was too this, too that. I started coming up with my list of “not pleases”. For a fleeting moment, I even considered not publishing this study.
OOPS! Thats The Point!
But wait! This is a STUDY! The point IS that the work might be “too this and too that” because I’m trying things! WHOA! Isn’t it wonderful to experiment and to learn?
If nothing else, I learned what I don’t like. And, I’m thinking I’ll keep my list of “not pleases…” to myself. Thank you!
Rather, I’ll share a list of three “pleases”. (Yes, because its July third). Much better.
So, here’s what I like:
- Its a study of three of my favorite broken sea shells.
- I wanted to work with red, blue and yellow and that is what I did.
- I get to try it again!
Just thinking, isn’t this what #WorldWatercolorMonth is about? Learning. Playing. Painting. And, all in watercolor!
Once again, since its July Third and it is watercolor month, I’d like to share 3 reasons I took up watercolor painting:
- There was a beginning watercolor class available.
- I had the supplies.
- The location was convenient.
Thus, a love and passion was born of such mundane beginnings!
I’d like to wish you a Happy July Third and #WorldWatercolorMonth!