|Winter Bouquet, Watercolor, 7" x 7"|
Always reluctant to trash an abomination, I always have to see what will happen if I do this and that. Sometimes puttering around works. Sometimes the abomination gets more abominable. Did I save it? You decide. If thumbs down is the consensus, I did come away with a technique that pleases me: drawing into the nearly wet background with the loaded tip of my brush handle. That comes from my work with acrylics and oils, the thicker mediums which allow impasto. If carefully dipped, the line doesn't violate the flat rule of watercolor. I also cropped the 7 x 11 initial effort and ran it under the faucet before drawing into it and strengthening what needed strengthening.