English Cottage in Grasmere
There is always light in darkness and beauty in imperfection. The key is perception….
I almost didn’t complete this watercolor painting.
I was tempted to rip it apart midway, but I had a hard time wedging it out of my perfect paper stretcher. So instead, I walked away.
I came back, begrudgingly, thirty minutes later, and decided to give it one more chance.
The dark mood of the painting measured my own.
But I also saw light.
I stopped trying for perfection.
I forced myself to finish it.
And now, I like it. It’s not perfect. But there is beauty in the light which shines out of its dark places.
This watercolor painting is of a cottage in Grasmere, in the English Lake District. It is the second assignment in Peter Woolley’s Watercolor For Beginners DVD: Tone and Composition.