Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oops!


I painted this little girl and her pup last night and got to the end, clicked off my lamp and managed to spill my whole cup of water all over the watercolor block. The entire image was soaked. I decided..."Oh, well..just go to bed" and this morning..it looked fine! A little softer, but still OK. I thought I'd post this in case anyone had that panicky feeling about what to do. Something told me not to touch it and I'm glad that I didn't 'cause I'm sure I would have messed it up. I have to thank my "lazy-factor" for this one. : )

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

35 comments:

  1. So cute! I love this little girl! Just proves that sometimes accidents can turn in to something very good!

    Lee Ann

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  2. thanks for your coment!!
    Your work is amazing... soft and beauty

    congrats!!!

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  3. She's wonderful! I think that bath didn't do her any harm at all!! Too bad, you already entered in IF "unbalanced," since your water glass turned out to be just that...;) Just beautiful!! Hugs, Silke

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  4. She looks beautiful. I'm glad you followed your instincts and left this masterpiece alone. I just love the look on her face, so innocent. Her pup is adorable too.

    Thanks for sharing this one.

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  5. Silke! I agree, this would've been perfect for unbalanced - the ol' unbalanced water glass. Great one!

    LeeAnn, Cintia, many thanks for popping by!!

    Cheryl Lynn - so glad to see you again, my friend! It's been awhile! Hope you've been well, and thank you for your kind words!

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  6. So cute! The dog's face is great. :)

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  7. Wow, this little accident really worked out great! They are both great.

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  8. Dear Shirley, i think im in love with Monsieur Olivet. But the little dog here is too precious...

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  9. Watercolor is all about happy accidents, right? I agree, it came out great, with a soft, beautiful background! :-)

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  10. Oh , I love it!!!
    Those sweet little faces!!
    Oh my lord, that must have been so awful!! But it looks perfect!! Yay!!

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  11. Phew, disaster averted - thankfully the water wasn't dark and muddy!! That's such a dear little picture!

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  12. what a great little anecdote! I'm glad it turned out so well afterall!
    "Keep calm, and Carry On", right?

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  13. Awwww, so sweet. I don't know what it looked like before the accident, but it sure is wonderful now!!

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  14. beautiful work!
    that's a good advice! i'm sure i would messed it up :)

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  15. She's gorgeous Shirley!!! Isn't it funny how accidents can sometimes really help a picture?

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  16. Thanks for the compliment. Your unbalanced worked for you it is beautiful. Oh, and what a wonderful website! Great work!

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  17. Wow, such a happy little oops :) Looks great!

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  18. I started panicing for you as I read your blog. It was good you didn't cry over spilt water. If it was my mishap, It would have been coffee. I don't know if the ending would have been as happy....or maybe the painting would have looked a bit more ethnic :O) Great and wonderful little work of art by the way. You captured a little bit of innocence here. Thanks for stopping by and for your humorous and thought provoking and encouraging comments.

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  19. Thanks for dropping by Shirley, sorry to be late here.
    There are a few deadlines for me here.
    Wow! There are a lot great pieces since my last visit.
    I am preparing some Christmas gifts for friends. You are included:)
    My email: yoonseeart@gmail.com

    Pls. write to me when you are free.
    Thank you!

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  20. That's beautiful!
    The water (our best friend) always!!
    Thanks for your kind comment.
    Now I'm OK.Sweet!

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  21. Lovely Illustration Shirley!
    I'm so glad to hear the water accident didn't turn out to be a fatal accident!
    Maybe it helped add to the softer tones :D
    Always love seeing what you post up!

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  22. No way! Well that was super lucky! I love the softness of it - it suits the mood perfectly :)

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  23. Hi Shirley, I was going to say what a shame until I looked at the picture and saw how perfectly lovely it is! :)

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  24. I think the softness of it makes it magical.

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  25. I love it! It is just beautiful! I'm glad you left it alone overnight. :)

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  26. Hi Shirley, your little girl and her dog are beautiful although the little problem you had.

    Background gives depth to illustration and atmosphere is perfect for protagonist's expression.

    Sometimes I make pies too, but images can be good even if this occur :)

    Smiles for you
    Stefania

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  27. It is such a beautiful illustration, Shirley!
    A lucky accident :)
    Thank you for leaving me words so kind.
    Hugs

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  28. This soooo sweet! Love it a lot!

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  29. Hey everyone...I'm going to try to start each week by thanking everyone this way, as well as visiting every one of your blogs...if I missed anyone, my apologies! But do know that I appreciate all of your kind words and comments and am so thrilled to see you all here. THANKS!

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