I'm such a twit. I felt the urge to finish a painting I've been working on. It was Monday, a public holiday. I decided I wanted to use black so I took it out and it was all gluggy and gross.
What to do?
Out of desperation to fulfill my creative needs, I used some of Amelia's paint.....childrens paint. You see, for me to get new paint I would've had to wait a day to travel either to Mudgee or Bathurst. Both long drives.
I finished and felt at peace with what I had done. I let it dry whilst I ate my lunch and had a cuppa. I then went to varnish it only to have most of the black erased :(
I felt like such a goose, I should have known better but alas I had a major brain fart. It's so frustrating when things like this happen however I look at it as a lesson in patience. Instead of waiting one day to go into town I tried the "quick fix" and it bit me in the bum.
Above is what it did look like. It's not all wiped off. I think I'll go over what I can and leave it unvarnished. It's still pretty but I can't sell it.
I think I'll hang it in my hallway as a daily reminder not to rush. Things will sometimes go wrong but it's not the end of the world. Just pick up and start again :)