Fabric Painting - The Artist Palette Design Fail (AKA "stepping into the puddles of creativity)
In my mind this was such a cool design. Combine my love of flowers and art. I figured that I'd continue the color wheel with this combination of paint and flower colors. Since I was using a VERY limited palette of fabric paints I just couldn't get it right! The more I mixed and blending the muddier the colors became. I was so disappointed. Ugh! Finally I gave up, started over (for the fourth time) and just kept it as simple as I could. A little bit of blending and layering, less detail, and I gave up on using so many colors. As I finished I realized that I had been struggling with those puddles for a few hours when the completed design and pattern would take less than an hour to complete. The colors are still darker and more intense than I normally paint with but I think it's OK. Adding the little gem drop was a good finish as it combines the idea of paint drips or water dripping off of the tulip.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Marc Chagall