Annie Unwin

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    Annie Unwin
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    Good advice, Sandra. I was told never to throw a painting out. If I can’t fix it or resolve my issue with it, I turn the paper over and reuse it. That being said, I have. I have run out of space to keep everything and some just aren’t salvageable. I have also put a 1/2 done painting away for as long as a year or two without going back to them. Some I am able to restore or finish, others not so much. I practice techniques with many of my boo-boos and it helps me learn what can or can’t be done. All I can say is don’t get too caught up in any one painting. Just keep going and learn from your mistakes. Mistakes and fixes are excellent learning tools.

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    Annie Unwin
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    These are all wonderful tips and I have used them myself. One thing I learned when I started taking watercolor classes is to under-paint. What that means is you lay in a light color to begin your painting….the violets, blues, yellow-orange depending on what you are painting. Kate’s suggestion of putting down shadows first is a good one and I do this most of the time with great success. The main thing to remember: IT’S ONLY PAPER and you can always repaint.

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    Annie Unwin
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    Thank you to all for your comments. Yes Pamela, I am so grateful that it all worked out and that I had a client who was not afraid to help fix the problem. Definitely one of those learning lessons.

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