I am posting now to pass a few minutes while I see if the 9 of Wands recovers from the abuse I just heaped on it. I was literally scrubbing it vigorously with a toothbrush, ack! I scrubbed all the paint off yesterday then couldn’t help myself and laid on some more paint. Then hated that too and scrubbed it off again today. It’ll be a miracle if it makes it at this point. I should just scrap it, but i want to give it another shot.
It wasn’t just the switched solvent that went wrong, there was something else. I need to do some soul searching to find it. The colors were just all wrong – I should have been able to do them in crayola crayons, or even those super cheap ones, and there would still be a harmony about it and there wasn’t. Woe is this painting!
Maybe the whole color scheme is crap. Hmmm, maybe I’ll print out a few of the sketches I scanned in and then play with the kids crayons until I find the right color combo? Keeping an open mind! At least I can try out the colors before I scrap this and start over.
Yeah, I think that’s what I’ll do. And I’ll make a few extras so the kids can do a few too. Then I’ll come back tomorrow and give it another shot. Or Friday.
The night is still young!