Beneficial Errors :: Erreurs bénéfiques

This is a very quick sketch and a very quick painting… and sometimes in life we live through beneficial errors… not always, but sometimes. Even though this is not as good a painting as I would have liked to post, I am posting it to show why it showed me some of my previous errors. I am using the Small Moleskine Sketchbook and I decided to let the paint “bead” or “pearl”… but in order for this to happen, I had to put in alot more water and paint than I am used to! And this is when I realized that for all of my previous paintings, I have not been putting in enough water and paints… the brush really needs to be full of paint–it needs to feel heavy and the minute that I let the paint touch the paper, it should bead down. Previously my brush would only have a few drops… not big dollops. So I will try this again sometime this week.

Une erreur bénéfique est quand nous apprenons d’elle… et j’ai réalisé aujourd’hui que je ne mettais pas assez de peinture et d’eau dans mon pinceau pour toutes mes peintures antérieures … le pinceau aujourd’hui était lourd et la peinture “perlait”. Aujourd’hui j’en ai mis beaucoup, et même si le résultat n’est pas aussi bon que je voudrais, j’ai mis la bonne quantité de peinture et d’eau. Donc ma prochaine peinture va recevoir beaucoup plus d’eau et de peinture que je suis habituée. On va voir si je vais avoir de meilleurs résultats.

Paper: Small Moleskine Sketchbook
Watercolors: Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith
Ink: Lexington Grey with Pilot Flexi Grip Fountain Pen EF

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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