'by trying harder subjects it gives you experience and a chance to progress. They don't work out every time but no matter, you will know better next time. We are all still learning'.
|Llyn Cau - below Cadair Idris, Snowdonia|
from a photo by Gary Jones which can be viewed here
by Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist
......I've taken this advice on board .... this painting is from a photo of Llyn Cau which lies below the beautiful Welsh mountain, Cadair Idris, and is one of my favourite spots if not the most favourite spot of mine in Snowdonia. I really felt I lost my way with this but have had some great feedback by the lovely people on PMP - the problem with me is that I rely too much on the photo reference - and I think this inhibits me from being more instinctive and creative - after seeing my interpretation of this landscape and knowing how I'd like to be a bit more fearless in my watercolours, Roy Simmons, the fearless watercolourist gave me this advice ..
'say to yourself in the mirror "I am an Artist - I am not a camera!" You are an Artist, interpreting and reacting emotionally with every stroke of the brush.'
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