November 4, 2010

Foam roller - a happy accident



A happy accident piece for Twenty Minute Challenge.

I think I was getting a little bit ahead of myself with a few initial, although small successes with watercolour. I was not patient with this piece… I did not wait for my paint to dry, so my colours started flowing into each other and in the case - luckily - it seemed to have worked :).

Note to self: I must be patient when working with watercolour.

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26 comments:

The Notorious j.o.e. said...

A GREAT note to yourself!! What a FUN piece of art. Maybe your happy accident can be replicated on purpose next time.

Evelyn said...

@ N. JOE: Thanks Joe. It should have been done wet-on-wet in the first place, but that is not a style that I am used to. I am learning!

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Wet-in-wet and texture are so beautiful! I call "calculated spontaneity" for willingly done happy accident. You are nearly there.
Cheers, Sadami

Missy said...

It did work! That's a one pretty paint roller, I really enjoy this!

Susan Reep said...

Don't you think a lot of art is happy accidents? And if so, can they be replicated? Sometimes I don't even know what I did! Like the paint roller lots.

giddy up said...

Looks like your accident worked out great. Love the colors!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

lol - Love the pic and yes patience with watercolour is a challenge. I actually have to walk back upstairs and take a break from my art studio for each layer or I mess it up. [Good exercise though :)] Happy AEDM!
Stay inspired!

GlitterGoddess said...

I loved this. I felt a great grin spread on my face when I saw it. Good stuff!

Jenny Blair said...

Hi there Evelyn! I've popped along from AEDM and am delighted to have discovered your wonderful corner of creativity!I LOVE your paint roller.. definitely a happy accident!the colours are gorgeous, so warm and heartening! :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such a lively water colour!

xinme said...

Wow! Even your accidents are beautiful!

Stopping by from AED -- and inspired by your work!

Sherry Lynn said...

I dropped in by way of AEDM, I love the paint roller how perfect..colors are amazing...will be back to see more.

pluckychickenheart said...

Oh! I love this. I can feel the fuzzyness and the drippyness. :)

Sandy Coleman said...

Wow, we should all have such happy accidents. :-)

lisaschaos said...

It totally works and I thought you had done it on purpose at first look. :0) Love!

keri said...

I love the paint roller...and all the colors.
It's hard to make the time each day to see all the wonderful works.

Great Job.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I'd say you're lucky the colours ran because it looks great, but what do I know? I don't paint! Still, I think it's a wonderful piece.

Tammy Vitale said...

Why I can't work in watercolor: patience. Funny that I have no problem doing beadwork - I guess untangling thread isn't the same thing as waiting patiently. ;] Love this piece - think you handled the medium very well! (despite what you say)

Anya said...

This is great! Colors are so bright. Great job.

alisaz said...

I love how alive your paintings are!

Jennifer Bower said...

Patience (and a hairdryer) work wonders. I am thrilled you decided to go with the flow. Works beautifully, here.

Evelyn said...

from one Evelyn to another...it was a beautiful accident...Iwould have totally thought you did it on purpose!!

Kay Day said...

It's gorgeous. And it looks fuzzy like a paint roller should.
I love the colors!

Kaori said...

A masterpiece! Love all that color, it really looks like someone was painting with it :-D

Ana Goncalves said...

Beautiful intricacy, and isn't it just wonderful when nature takes over. Happy Art every day month to you. Love ~ Ana

Francisca said...

A good note to self, but happy accidents are often the ones that offer the big strides forward. Lovely sketch.

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