SucculentsIn class this week we were trying to see how simple we could keep it and still show some separation of shapes - such as the leaves on the plant on the left. I had intended to work in some detail as I went along, but I really liked what was happening with the looseness, and decided to leave it alone.
I knew the composition was weak, but my intent was to demonstrate some drop-in color and then do some negative painting, and I wasn't thinking much about where I was putting things. The plant in that dead-center blue and white cup was going to have some negative painting to show the pointy leaves, but I just liked all the bleeding colors there and decided to move on and not do anything else to it. That's what is so much fun about watercolor - so often it will do something that is much better than I would have done.
I like some of the things going on in this little painting. I wonder if I worked out a good composition and gave it another try, if I would still get some of these results. I am not good at re-doing, but we'll see.