I will be front up. I am frustrated. I began painting reeds by a pond today and it went from bad to worse. I was my own worst enemy. I started ok, I think, but I ended up losing focus and gobbing my paint on..and it looks it.
I lost the nice, crisp, well deliniated look of a reed bed by the side of a pond.
I know why I lose focus. Everyone tells me that I am a comfortable loose painter. But when I have to use pinpoint accuracy and patience, I find it stressful and exhausting. I take off my hat to the floral painters of the world - they've got what I will never have.
Is there anyone with experience in painting tangled reeds?
The one good thing is, I chose a small canvas to work on. I will cut myself a piece of hardboard (masonite), which is much cheaper, the next time I have a go at it.
I should add in conclusion...I know that I learn by my failures and there have been many along my road, so my frustration is already passing as I write this posting.