Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mistake masterpiece

I am still learning ... and still making mistakes. I posted a snippet of this painting a little earlier to hide my embarrassing mistakes with perspective and probably a few other things. But I'm sharing this entire painting as a lesson to myself that developing skill involves trying, making mistakes, and improving. There's no embarrassment in that! : )

9 comments:

Nan said...

No embarrassment at all! Thanks for sharing!

no way said...

Where in Chicago? I live in Chicago, and I can't recall the location of this statue off the top of my head.

Your watercolor is beautiful, by the way!

Susan's Scribbles said...

I think you are being much harder on yourself Joan! It looks great!

Genine said...

I'm not sure what mistakes you are talking about Joan. I think it looks fantastic and you should be proud!!

Stephen Hall said...

Hi Joan - and a Happy New Year! I love this! It works really well and it looks 'right'. Well done.

Artist Unplugged said...

No need to be embarrassed. Obviously nice work.

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone! You all made me feel much better.

No Way ... Yes! There is an incredible statue of Abraham Lincoln just one block south of the Chicago Art Institute. It is worth a visit, fer sure.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What mistakes?? I appreciate the feeling of stature you have accomplished. The emotion in a piece is often more important than accuracy of line, don't you think? but I still cant see anything standing out as 'wrong'.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is AMAZING!!! Wow, I'm very impressed.