Yesterday, Philippe started a doodlewash, but was completely frustrated by it and it ended up in the bin. Things just weren’t coming together like he wanted, so I didn’t think there would be a Sunday’s with Philippe guest post day. But, while I was upstairs working on my post for later today, he ran up to show me his latest painting.
He hadn’t given up, but found his inspiration again from our little dog Phineas. For this doodlewash he says he added hints of blue to reflect the “melancolique” pose. He chose to do a wet on wet approach to let the colors flow and do more of the work.
The result is a lovely painting that restored his enthusiasm and put him in a much brighter mood today! Everyone has that day where they find it difficult to paint. That day when it feels like nothing is working out. But this proves that when you just keep going, great things always happen. Sometimes it just takes a second look.