Day 15 of 21

Well, painting while grumpy never really produces the best work, and this is no exception. I foolishly grabbed some 100% rag printing paper this morning in an attempt to try yet another surface for gouache. That little voice in the back of my head said 'this is not a good idea', and I should have listened! It was a miserable surface to paint on, rather like a hairy sponge. I did my best to 'make it work' (thank you Tim Gunn for that overused adage!) but today's post is my first to make me cringe a little. Blurg. I promised myself at the beginning of this that there would be no photoshop fixing or editing so here it is, as scanned. Poor little elephant. Maybe I'll try him tomorrow, on a proper surface...maybe extra big since I always paint so small!