My Creative Resolution – Watercolor, Illustration, Print Pattern Design

Creative hopefulness and working through the ugly stage of watercolor

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Creative hopefulness - the beginning of a watercolor paintingI’m was excited to sit and paint yesterday morning. It felt like a clean slate as I’d be starting a new set of paintings. I have plenty of new beach photos to choose from because last week I took a spontaneous detour to the beach where I took tons of photos and videos.

The first layers of a watercolor painting
It’s been a few weeks since I started a set of new watercolors and I was feeling very inspired – very hopeful. Sometimes because the first layers of a watercolor – for me – are the ugly stage, I lose that excitement. But I’ve learned to stick with paintings, work through the ugly stage. I’m committed to not giving up and seeing what I can do with them.

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

4 thoughts on “Creative hopefulness and working through the ugly stage of watercolor

  1. I know what you mean Eileen, but I must tell you I like your beginning with just a few swashes color. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. So true, but with a little luck those ugly duckling stages usually turn into a beautiful swan. 😍

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