I wanted to paint how the Burleigh Beach was on the last day of 2013 so I popped over to the beach this morning and took some photos.
This afternoon I wanted to get stuck into painting it but realised that I forgot to bring my water colour paints when I flew back home; the only available paint were 3 acrylic paints of red, yellow and blue. I thought I had the fourth paint of white but it dried out due to the 4 years of neglect.
Not knowing if it will work at all, I started to mix the primary colours and see where it took me.
This is the final product:
I am pleasantly surprised by the range of colours I was able to create by playing with the ratios of the 3 basic colours.
Forgetting my water colour paint was a sucky event especially as I wanted to paint the Burleigh beach series but because of this I had a happy accident of painting the above painting with just 3 paints. I found the flip side to my situation rather than abandoning it altogether. The lack of water colour pushed me from my comfort zone and I think I reaped the benefit.
Similar to my last painting of 2013; I hope 2014 will be filled with these happy occurrences for you and for me.
Happy New Years everyone! I wish you have had created many happy memories in 2013 and that 2014 is the most exciting year yet.
Cheers to letting go,