Watercolor Batiks - 12 X 16
The bad news is they're both unfinished. The good news is that after seeing them together, I now know what to do with the lion. Hope to get them mounted onto watercolor paper and matted this weekend.
When I lived in Michigan, Tim and I met Helen Cartmell, an artist who became a dear friend and mentor. Helen is the person who told me to turn unfinished or problem paintings towards the wall. In fact, she often had five or six paintings facing her studio walls.
Doing this, she said, not only made for better paintings, but helped her be more prolific since she didn't sit around and agonize over one piece of artwork. And that would be me, getting all immobilized over one painting.
I think I'll rack Tim's brain and jot down some of her excellent advice in a blog post. Hope to share our "Helen-isms" next week.